Study: Moderate Coffee Consumption Protects Heart
Avert the risk of heart failure with moderate coffee consumption.
People who are moderate coffee drinkers are at 11 per cent lower risk of heart problems, stated a study published in the online Journal Circulation: Heart Failure.
The study analysed five previous studies of which four were conducted in Sweden and one in Finland. The association between coffee consumption and risk of heart failure was examined. There were 140,220 participants, out of which 6,522 were reported to have experienced heart failure.
In a summary of the published study, the authors stated that they found a J-shaped relationship between regular coffee consumption and heart failure. They found a link between moderate coffee consumption as a part of a daily routine and significantly decreased risk of heart failure. In contrast, excessive indulgence in coffee can be linked to an increased chance of developing severe heart problems.
According to the study, four Northern European servings per day, which is equivalent to about two eight- ounce American daily servings, can be defined as moderate consumption. Excess coffee consumption is defined as ten or more Northern European servings per day, equivalent to five American cups of coffee.
Elizabeth Mostofsky, lead author of the study, said that more research has to be done to discover how moderate coffee consumption protects against risk of heart failure.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Jun 30, 2012
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