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Coffee and reduced cardiovascular mortality in elderly normotensive

NHANES I epidemiologic study, whose results were already reported by NFI, showed how the non-decaffeinated coffee reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people aged over 65 years. This association was also re-evaluated in the population recruited for the Framingham Heart Study, one of the most important epidemiological studies on risk factors related to cardiovascular disease, and particularly in 1354 subjects over 65 years of age, for a period of observation about 10 years. In this population has been observed that mortality from cardiovascular disease is reduced by 43% among injecting at least one cup of coffee per day than those who never drink coffee containing caffeine. This protective effect appears to be linked to the prevention of developmental disorders of the heart valves, relatively frequent disease in the elderly population and in particular disorders of the aortic valve. These observations suggest a favorable effect of coffee consumption in aortic stenosis.