Caffeine addicts can drink up to 25 cups of coffee a day without worrying about it as it is not as bad for the health as earlier thought.
New Study Debunks Previous Studies
At the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester, new study from Queen Mary University London was submitted revealing that drinking coffee is not associated with stiffer arteries.
Previous studies say that coffee stiffens the arteries, which in turn raises the danger of heart attacks or strokes on an individual. Now, scientists suggest that with small numbers of participants, these previous trials tend to be inconsistent and restricted.
The fresh research, led by Prof. Steffen Petersen, analyzed information from more than 8,000 individuals and found that not even a lot of coffee is associated with negative artery impacts.
Caffeine consumption was categorized into three groups for the research: less than 1 cup per day, 1 to 3 cups per day, and more than 3 cups per day.
The research excluded individuals who drank more than 25 cups of coffee a day. When the scientists checked, however, those who drank up to 25 cups of coffee each day did not demonstrate extra artery stiffening compared to the respondents who drank only one cup of coffee a day.
It is discovered that moderate and heavy coffee drinkers are most probable males, smokers, and frequent drinkers of alcohol.
“The main message for people to take away from this is that Caffeine can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle, and coffee lovers can be reassured by this result in terms of blood vessel stiffness outcomes,” Dr. Kenneth Fung, who led the data analysis for the research at Queen Mary University of London, told CNN.
He continued that the researchers did not tell people to drink two dozen cups of coffee a day, but that people drinking within the recommended guidelines could not expect any increase in artery stiffness.
Professor Metin Avkiran, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, noted that there are conflicting studies that address the effects of Caffeine, making it difficult for consumers to filter out what is accurate and what is not.
“Hopefully this research will put some of the media reports into perspective as it excludes one of the potential harmful effects of Caffeine on our arteries,” Avkiran said in a statement.
The highest consumption group’s average intake of coffee is five cups of coffee a day. According to Fung, their research team is interested in further studying these people so that they can help determine and advise people about the safe limits of caffeine.