Overview

Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages worldwide. An estimated 500 million cups are consumed per day in the United States. As testimony to this, count the number of coffee shops available—most with drive-through access—the next time you are out for a drive. A growing body of evidence indicates that moderate coffee consumption (2-3 cups per day) is associated with reduction in all-cause mortality. What hasn’t been looked at closely is the effect of coffee with sugar and artificial sweeteners on these measures. Join us while we discuss recent evidence regarding consumption of coffee—with or without sweeteners—and its association with all-cause mortality.

Episode references and resource links: 

  • Liu D, Li ZH, Shen D, Zhang PD, Song WQ, Zhang WT, Huang QM, Chen PL, Zhang XR, Mao C. Association of Sugar-Sweetened, Artificially Sweetened, and Unsweetened Coffee Consumption With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality : A Large Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2022 May 31. doi: 10.7326/M21-2977. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35635846.
  • Wee CC. The Potential Health Benefit of Coffee: Does a Spoonful of Sugar Make It All Go Away? Ann Intern Med. 2022 May 31. doi: 10.7326/M22-1465. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35635845.
     

     

     

     

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current evidence on association of coffee consumption—both sweetened and unsweetened—and all-cause mortality
  • Identify how best to counsel patients regarding coffee consumption—with or without sugar
     

     

 


Faculty

Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track
UMMS GSN

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Frank J. Domino, MD

Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C

Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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