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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 59

Coffee and Renal Function and Disease

Daniela Catalano, Francesca M. Trovato, Fabio Martines,  and Guglielmo M. Trovato     Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Abstract

This chapter will deal with the available information on the effects of coffee and its components on renal function in health and disease. Only studies performed on human beings are discussed, and coffee’s relationship with blood pressure and circulation control will be presented. Effects of coffee on the metabolism of substances, such as uric acid, with a significant relevance in the genesis of urinary stones and infections will be a topic of this chapter. Patients on dialysis or transplanted were also studied and an overview on available ...

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