There is increasing evidence to suggest that being a coffee user is beneficial to one’s health.
According to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in France last week, drinking up to three cups of coffee daily is linked with reduced chances of stroke and mortality from cardiovascular disease, as well as death from all causes.
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According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, low to moderate intake of coffee may provide energy, alertness, and improved focus, while high consumption may provide a variety of health advantages.
In addition, previous peer-reviewed research suggests that drinking coffee may lower the risk of stroke, heart disease, heart failure, Type 2 diabetes, and some malignancies, as well as the chance of mortality from those illnesses and from many other causes.
According to Rob van Dam, professor of fitness and nutrition sciences at George Washington University, the results are not unexpected given prior studies on the potential health advantages of moderate coffee use. Overall, the image for coffee intake is very favorable, especially if it is consumed without excessive amounts of cream or sugar, which is, of course, the case.
That’s excellent news since almost 60 percent of all Americans use coffee on a regular basis, with the average person consuming about two cups per day on average.
Participants in this new research included 468,629 people from the UK Biobank database; none of them showed any symptoms of heart disease at the time of the study’s inception. The average age of the participants was 56.2 years, and more than half, or 55.8 percent, were female.
Researchers found that consuming up to three cups of coffee daily was linked with a 21 percent reduced risk of stroke, a 17 percent lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, and a 12 percent lower risk of death from any cause when compared to those who did not consume coffee.
In a study of cardiac MRIs, Simon discovered that coffee users “had healthier sized and better performing hearts,” according to Simon. It was consistent with the goal of reversing the harmful effects of aging on the heart.
She noted that more research is required to determine the source of the health benefit but that this is the biggest study to date to comprehensively evaluate the cardiovascular effects of regular coffee drinking in a population without a history of coronary artery disease.
It’s possible that the results will offer “further information about what kinds of coffee are best to drink and what dosage is optimum, as well as maybe what processes are involved in connection to changes in the heart,” according to van Dam.
Coffee is not a magical beverage in and of itself. Some people experience anxiety, jitteriness, and sleeplessness after drinking too much coffee. It is advised that people use no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day on average, according to public health specialists at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities.
Following research and dietary recommendations, up to 5 cups of coffee per day may be deemed safe, according to Seth Martin, an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a cardiologist.