This is number 11 in our 13-day "health benefits of coffee" series.
11. Coffee Does Not Cause Heart Disease and May Lower The Risk of Stroke
It is often claimed that caffeine can increase blood pressure.
In fact, there is some evidence that women who drink coffee have a reduced risk of heart disease (51).
Bottom Line: Coffee may cause mild increases in blood pressure, which usually diminish over time. Coffee drinkers do not have an increased risk of heart disease, but a slightly lower risk of stroke.