Cardiovascular effects of caffeine in men and women.

  title={Cardiovascular effects of caffeine in men and women.},
  author={Terry R Hartley and William R. Lovallo and Thomas L Whitsett},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={93 8},
Caffeine increases blood pressure (BP). In men, acute BP elevations after caffeine intake are due to an increase in vascular resistance, with no change in cardiac output. The hemodynamic effects of caffeine have not been studied in women. Accordingly, BP and hemodynamic responses to caffeine were measured in a double-blind trial comparing age-matched men and women at rest and during mental stress. Caffeine (3.3 mg/kg, equivalent to 2 to 3 cups of brewed coffee) or placebo was given to separate… CONTINUE READING


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