Does Coffee Raise Blood Pressure?


Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means that it decreases the size of blood vessels and can raise blood pressure. Caffeine exerts its effects by interacting with different receptors in the brain. Experts believe that other compounds in coffee, such as antioxidants, have a protective effect on blood vessels.

The benefits and risks of drinking coffee remain somewhat controversial, as the research to date is inconclusive.

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