Coffee Lovers Safe from Heart Diseases
An apple a day keeps a doctor away!!! Then what about Coffee? Well the new study has something exciting for the coffee lovers who are worried about the jolt of Java. The study claims that the drink lowers risk of heart failure. The research done by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston was published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation Heart Failure.
The researchers analyzed five prospective studies between 2001 and 2011. The subjects included more than 140,000 men and women that related to coffee consumption and heart risk. Four of the studies were based in Sweden, and one was conducted in Finland. They found that those who drank a moderate amount of coffee daily, defined as the equivalent of two 8-ounce American cups per day, received protective benefits against heart failure by as much as 11 percent.
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The strength of the coffee was not accounted for but the researchers claim that The European coffee was much stronger than the coffee consumed in the U.S. Plus it wasn't known whether the coffee consumed by the subject was a caffeinated or decaffeinate drink. Though the coffee consumed in the study areas are mostly caffeinated.
According to the American Heart Association, People who are victim of heart problems shouldn't consume more than two cups of coffee a day. The researchers hope to bring some change in this with the new findings.
According to Elizabeth Mostofsky, lead study author and research fellow at Beth Israel, "This is good news for coffee drinkers, of course, but it also may warrant changes to the current heart failure prevention guidelines, which suggest that coffee drinking may be risky for heart patients. It now appears that a couple of cups of coffee per day may actually help protect against heart failure."
According to sources, Dr. Murray Mittleman, a senior study author and director of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, said less is known about the impact of coffee on heart failure, which affects nearly 5.8 million Americans. Coffee contains many active compounds, including antioxidants that may explain how coffee lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes, and in turn, may lower the risk of developing heart failure.
The coffee fans can take the new results seriously and enjoy every sip of coffee