3-4 cups of coffee a day lowers risk of clogged arteries and heart disease, study says


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A new study revealed that drinking 3-4 cups of coffee everyday could actually be good for your heart.

3-4 cups of coffee a day lowers risk of clogged arteries and heart disease
Study shows 3-4 cups of coffee is good for the heart | Photo Courtesy: Pixabay

A study from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association for associating coffee for lowering the risk of clogged arteries and even help combat other heart diseases such as coronary artery calcium (CAC).

The study had 4,400 participants who answered a food questionnaire to determine their coffee intake. They were divided into three groups based on their coffee consumption: fewer than one cup of coffee per day, one to three cups per day, and more than three cups daily.

The participants then underwent a CT scan to assess calcium buildup in their coronary arteries.

The results revealed that those who consumed at least three cups of coffee daily were less likely to show coronary calcification than those who consumed fewer. However, they pointed out that smokers are still very prone to heart diseases regardless of the benefits of coffee.

One of the study researchers, Dirce M. Marchioni, of the University of Sao Paulo's School of Public Health concluded, "Our findings suggest that coffee consumption could exert a potential beneficial effect against coronary calcification and CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk, particularly in non-smokers."

More than an energy booster

Studies have shown that coffee is more than just an energy booster but has significant health benefits.

Dr. Simin Liu, one of the researchers at UCLA concluded that coffee helps lower the risk of type-2 diabetes. The conclusion is also supported by another study made by Harvard School of Public Health saying that the subjects who drink more than 1 cup coffee had an 11% lower type 2 diabetes risk compared to non-coffee drinkers.

A study by Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) published in the journal Neurology also concluded that coffee significantly helped improve the control of movements of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Another study from Milan's Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, revealed "our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health and particularly the liver."

— Sally, The Summit Express


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