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Does drinking coffee raise cholesterol?

Though brewed coffee does not contain actual cholesterol, it does have two natural oils that contain chemical compounds — cafestol and kahweol — which can raise cholesterol levels. And studies have shown that older coffee drinkers have higher levels of cholesterol. But there wasn’t much research on younger folks until recently.

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What effect does coffee have on cholesterol?

  • Espresso: This type of coffee has about half the amount of the diterpenes found in unfiltered coffee. …
  • Filtered coffee: It likely has little effect on cholesterol. However, research on this type of coffee is not consistent.
  • Instant coffee: This coffee type contains very little diterpenes, so it should not raise cholesterol.

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What are some foods that raise HDL cholesterol?

Some of the foods that raise HDL cholesterol include berries, kale juice, orange juice, cocoa, and cranberry juice. High levels of HDL cholesterol help you fight against many health problems including stroke and heart disease.

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Can you drink coffee with high cholesterol?

You may reduce the risk by drip-brewing your coffee and enjoying French-pressed or boiled coffee and espresso in moderation. If you have high cholesterol, drink drip-brewed coffee in moderation.

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