Monday, May 17, 2021
ADVT 
Health & Fitness

Even 25 cups of coffee a day not bad for heart: Study

Darpan News Desk IANS, 04 Jun, 2019 12:11 AM

    There is good news for those who like their cup of coffee every morning. Drinking coffee, even up to 25 cups a day, is not as bad for arteries and heart as previously thought, says a study.

    The researchers found that drinking coffee was not associated with stiffer arteries as previously thought.

    Arteries carry blood containing oxygen and nutrients from heart to rest of the body. If they become stiff, it increases heart's workload and raises the chance of heart attack or stroke

    "Despite the popularity of coffee worldwide, different reports could put people off from enjoying it. While we can't prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn't as bad for arteries as previous studies would suggest," said Kenneth Fung, who led the data analysis for the research at the Queen Mary University of London.

    For the study, involving 8,000 people in Britain, coffee consumption was categorised into three groups. Those who drink less than one cup a day, those who drink between one and three cups and those who drink more than three.

    No increased stiffening of arteries was associated with those who drank up to this high limit when compared with those who drank less than one cup a day, said the researchers.

    "Although the study included individuals who drink up to 25 cups a day, the average intake among the highest coffee consumption group was five cups a day. We would like to study these people more closely in our future work to help advise safe limits," Fung said.

    "This research will hopefully put some of the media reports in perspective, as it rules out one of the potential detrimental effects of coffee on our arteries," said Metin Avkiran from British Heart Foundation.

    The study was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in the UK.

     

    MORE Health & Fitness ARTICLES

    Eating blueberries can improve heart health

    Blueberries and other berries should be included in diets to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

    Eating blueberries can improve heart health

    Mutation that protects against HIV raises death rate

    People with a DNA mutation that reduces their chance of HIV infection may die sooner, according to a study that suggests tinkering with a gene to try to fix one problem may cause others.

    Mutation that protects against HIV raises death rate

    Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers

    Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference.

    Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers

    British Columbians feel travelling outside Canada puts them at risk for vaccine preventable diseases

    Pharmacists urge travellers to get current on vaccinations before leaving the country

     

     

    British Columbians feel travelling outside Canada puts them at risk for vaccine preventable diseases

    Beat The Heat

    The hottest season of the year is just around the corner! It is important to remember to take care of yourself and be mindful of the small steps you can take to enjoy the upcoming months to their fullest.

    Beat The Heat

    Cardio Comparison

    Your goal should be to find a form of cardio you enjoy, then to crank up the intensity of the workout as much as possible. 

    Cardio Comparison

    PrevNext