There has been a lot of scientific debate around the idea of whether it’s healthy to drink coffee or not. Of course, the benefits of keeping us energized throughout the day or staying awake more hours when we absolutely need it isn’t to neglect. But even so, we also have to consider other factors as well.
The New York Post raises awareness about scientists from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who are claiming that coffee consumption could lead to higher chances of developing chronic kidney disease.
Two coffee-related metabolites are linked to chronic kidney disease
A number of 3,811 people had 372 blood metabolites examined for the new study. The majority of these people (56%, to be more precise) were drinking coffee every day. 32% of the participants drink more than two cups of joe per day.
The good news is that one of the metabolites that are coffee-related even have the potential of making kidneys become healthier. But the bad news is that two coffee-related metabolites are tied to chronic kidney disease.
Dr Casey Rebholz, who’s an associate professor of epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School, declared as quoted by the Independent:
A large body of scientific evidence has suggested that consuming a large amount of coffee is consistent with a healthy diet.
We were able to identify one metabolite that supports this theory.
There were two other metabolites associated with coffee that surprisingly were associated with a higher risk of incident chronic kidney disease.
He also added, as cited by the same source:
These compounds were also associated with cigarette smoking, which may in part explain why these compounds were associated with a higher risk of kidney disease.
The new study was published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.