Archive for August, 2008

Oh, Where Did I Put Those Paper Filters?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I learned today that blame for my elevated cholesterol my be on my love of coffee?

You may be one of the millions of people in the world who starts your day with a strong cup of coffee, and you’ve been skipping the half-and-half to spare your cholesterol, If you are, think again.

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have found that the effect half-and-half may have on your LDL (bad) cholesterol is nothing when compared to the oils in the coffee.

The researchers found that cafestol, a compound found in the oils in coffee, elevates cholesterol by hijacking a receptor in an intestinal pathway that is critical to cholesterol regulation. They found cafestol to be the most potent dietary cholesterol-elevating agent known.

Amazingly, the solution may be simple. Where did I hide those coffee filters?