Up to 25 Cups of Coffee Found to be Safe for Heart Health
If you’re a fan of coffee, then this news may be sweet music to your ears – A recent study has found that drinking coffee in large amounts won’t have negative effects on your heart. This rings true for quantities up to 25 cups of coffee a day, a large amount no doubt, but still comforting to hear for those who even drink 3-4 cups a day.
Coffee drinkers have long put up with mixed messages regarding there java drinking habits. Previous research developed concern among scientists that drinking coffee can cause the stiffening of the arteries in the heart, putting pressure on the heart and potentially increasing the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.
These concerns, however, have been rebutted thanks to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation. New data shows that drinking five cups of coffee a day was no worse than drinking just one. The study gathered data from more than 8,000 people across the United Kingdom, with no findings suggesting that coffee poses any real threat on the inner workings of the cardiovascular system.
The study divided the participants into three distinctive groups, with each self-reporting its daily coffee consumption. The first group comprised of those who drank only one cup of coffee a day; the second included those who drank between one and three cups a day; and the third included people who drank more than three cups. Some of the participants in the third group reported drinking up to 25 cups of coffee in one day.
Participants were given MRI heart scans and pulse wave tests, with researchers correlating the data with demographic related information like age, gender, ethnicity, smoking status, weight, and blood pressure. The study found that those who drink more than three cups of coffee per day did not experience any increase in the stiffness of blood vessels, making it clear that coffee can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle.
While researchers don’t recommend being on the extreme side of coffee consumption as those who consumed 25 cups a day, they say they hope the data puts the safety of consuming coffee into perspective, ruling out conflicting reports that say otherwise.