When Genes, Fitness, and Coffee Collide: Influences on Blood Pressure

It’s Not Just Coffee

Genotype matters

Systolic BP increased after caffeine consumption only in the “slow” metabolizers (A). Diastolic BP increased in both groups following caffeine ingestion, but increased more in the “slow” metabolizers (B)

Fitness: Also Protective Against Blood Pressure Increases

The sedentary “slow” metabolizers experienced an increase in systolic BP following caffeine

Don’t Make it a Habit

“Slow” metabolizers who were non-habitual caffeine consumers experienced an increase in systolic BP following caffeine ingestion

PhD candidate at the University of Florida — Science writing with a particular focus on exercise and nutrition interventions, aging, health, and disease.

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