Health Reasons to Drink Coffee (and Cons to Consider) (Page 8)

Health Con 3. Cholesterol Caution

Boiled or unfiltered coffee (such as that made with a French press, or Turkish-style coffee) contains higher levels of cafestol, a compound that can increase blood levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. Choose filtered methods instead, such as a drip coffee maker.

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