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EAPC Quiz: Coffee and cardiovascular mortality

By Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Population Science and Public Health Section

Risk Factors and Prevention

The case

A female patient, 63 year old, with hypertension and dyslipidaemia, asks whether she should stop drinking coffee or change the way she takes it (currently having 3-4 servings per day of filtered coffee).

Test your knowledge


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