Good news for women who love coffee...
According to an aricle in the "Province" newspaper..
..drinking coffee doesn't seem to cause long-term high blood pressure according to a study funded by the government. There was evidence that women who drank lots of coffee--four or more daily cups of regular or decaf--faced a slightly lower risk for developing high blood pressure than those who drank some or none.
Dr. Wolfgang Winkelmayer, the study's lead author/researcher says that may be because coffeee has lots of antioxidants, substances which are thought to help protect the heart and reduce cancer risk.
Heavy coffee consumption in men with a reduced risk of diabetes and may help prevent liver cancer.
The Doctor's group examined data on 155,594 mostly white female nurses, average age was 55, who took part in two long-running studies. They were questioned periodically about their health/diets over a period of 12 years.