ATLANTA -- Coffee drinkers may be able to lower their blood pressure by giving up coffee or switching to a decaffeinated brand.
A new study at Stanford University in California has found that people who give up caffeinated coffee may be able to lower their blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
The researchers reported their findings at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Atlanta this week.
No differences were observed in the resting pressures of those drinking decaffeinated coffee or no coffee, said Jeff Mylls, of Stanford's Center for Research in Disease Prevention. There were, however, significant reductions in the pressures recorded during the subjects' daily activities, he said.