Ever since it was discovered by Ethiopians, coffee has been the favorite drink of billions of people all over the world. But in recent times, controversies started arising surrounding it, as they tend to do with pretty much anything these days. According to a new study from California, coffee is good for cardiovascular health.
- This is at least the second study confirming this in the past 3 months
- Coffee has been thought to cause irregular heartbeats, especially in excessive users
- Irregular heartbeats are associated with an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke
- As it turns out, coffee actually helps prevent coronary heart disease
- The study was performed by researchers from the University of California in San Francisco
Various studies over the years, due to the lack of modern equipment, as well as due to an overall lower level of medical development, have shown that coffee is bad for you, as it causes palpitations – irregular heartbeats that can lead to serious complications.
However, as the field of medicine advanced, more and more studies have started to show the errors of our old ways. Not only is coffee not dangerous for you, but it can actually lead to an overall improved cardiovascular health.
In fact, non-caffeine drinkers were shown to be more vulnerable to health matters of the heart, as they fail to consume the beneficial drink. But caffeine isn’t the only health-assisting part about coffee.
The current study, performed by researchers from the University of California in San Francisco, looked at 1,388 participants, 61% of which drank more than one caffeinated product a day.
No links were found between the increased intake of coffee and any cardiovascular abnormalities.
Sure, the study wasn’t very helpful, nor was it something exceedingly complicated, but it did prove that coffee isn’t harmful – for cardiovascular heath, anyway; you might still get issues sleeping if you overindulge.
A better study to look into the benefits of coffee was performed last March in South Korea, as a team of researchers looked at 25,000 participants.
The study showed that those individuals that drank three to five cups of coffee a day, regardless of caffeine levels, were far less likely to suffer from any type of cardiovascular disease than those that didn’t drink coffee at all.
Calcium deposits, signs of atherosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries, were also almost completely missing from the coffee drinkers.
So you can just keep sitting down and enjoy your 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day, knowing that you are doing your body a favor – unless you have a pre-existing heart condition, in which case you should address a doctor.
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