According to a recent study, drinking several cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Can’t do without your daily coffees? Good news, your hot beverage could also save your life. According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive CardiologyDrinking two to three cups of coffee a day could lengthen life and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. And there is something for everyone, as this correlation applies to decaf, instant and ground coffee varieties.
“In this large observational study, ground, instant, and decaffeinated coffee were associated with equivalent reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or from any other cause.“, stressed the author of the study, Professor Peter Kistler of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute in Melbourne (Australia). And to complete: “Findings suggest that light to moderate consumption of ground, instant and decaf coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle“.
Reduce cardiovascular diseases
As part of this study, scientists examined the impact of coffee consumption on the occurrence of certain cardiovascular diseases. The participants filled out a questionnaire where they indicated the amount of coffee drunk each day, the coffee consumed, etc. They were then grouped into six groups based on the number of coffees they drank daily.
Results ? All varieties of coffee have been associated with reduced deaths. The greatest risk reduction was seen with consumption of two to three cups per day. Specifically, the decrease was 14%, 27% and 11% for decaffeinated, ground and instant preparations.
Ground and instant coffee
Regarding cardiovascular diseases, the risk reduction was also observed with a consumption of two to three cups per day. Chance reduced by 6%, 20%, and 9% for decaf, ground, and instant coffee.
Researchers have also studied the link between arrhythmia and coffee. The risk was reduced by consuming four to five cups of ground coffee and two to three cups of instant coffee per day. “Caffeine is the best known component of coffee, but the drink contains more than 100 biologically active components. Non-caffeinated compounds are likely to be responsible for the observed positive associations between coffee consumption and cardiovascular disease“, emphasizes Professor Kistler.
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