Yes, stimulants can affect our health. This is now confirmed by a new study, which says that up to three cups of coffee in a day is healthy. It’s even said to lower the risk of stroke.
It is the most extensive study to date looking at the effects of the popular beverage on health.
Moderate coffee drinking is good for the heart
Secretly we all hoped it, but now we can officially rejoice: according to a new study, moderate coffee consumption does bring health benefits. According to the researchers, drinking up to three cups of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of stroke and fatal heart disease. In detail: Compared with non-coffee drinkers, moderate consumption was associated with a 12 percent lower overall risk of death. The risk of death from cardiovascular disease was reduced by 17 percent. And the likelihood of suffering a stroke was as much as 21 percent lower.
“Imaging analysis showed that daily consumers had healthier and better functioning hearts than participants who did not drink coffee regularly,” study author Judit Simon, M.D., of the Heart and Vascular Center at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, said in a recent news release.
Even high daily consumption is safe
A better functioning heart? It sounds too good to be accurate, but it gets better! “Our results suggest that regular coffee consumption is safe. Even high daily consumption was not associated with adverse cardiovascular events and higher all-cause mortality after a follow-up of 10 to 15 years,” she said. So the next time someone tells you not to drink so much coffee, remember: you’re just looking out for your health.
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