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Will Coffee Raise Your Cholesterol?

People who rely on coffee for a pick-me-up may also see a boost in their levels especially if they sip an unfiltered variety, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that among more than 21,000 Norwegian adults, those who indulged in several cups of coffee a day generally had slightly higher cholesterol than non-drinkers. The extent of the difference, however, depended on brewing method.

People who drank the “least filtered” kinds of made with a French press, for example showed the largest cholesterol effects: On average, those who drank six or more cups a day had total cholesterol levels that were eight to 12 points higher, versus non-drinkers.

Espresso lovers were next, followed by women who drank filtered drip coffee (with no cholesterol effects seen among their male counterparts).

The findings are in line with past studies suggesting that unfiltered coffee might have a particular effect on cholesterol levels, according to

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