Drinking coffee every day reduces risk of heart attacks?
Three to five cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of a heart attack, new study finds
A new study suggests that a moderate amount of coffee could prevent the arteries from clogging, and thus strokes and heart attacks. But what is "a moderate amount of coffee"? Well, "moderate" is generally considered to be from three to five cups a day.
The study was conducted by an international team of researchers led by the Kangbuk Samsung hospital in Seoul, South Korea, and found that coffee consumption could be "inversely associated" with the risk of cardiovascular disease.
However it must be said that a number of different studies has come to different conclusions, and there has always been much debate around the alleged benefits of coffee drinking on cardiovascular health. Also, drinking too much coffee has been linked to increased cholesterol concentrations and heightened blood pressure in the past.
The Korean researchers said: "Our study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that coffee consumption might be inversely associated with CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk. Further research is warranted to confirm our findings and establish the biological basis of coffee's potential preventive effects on coronary artery disease."