Friday, March 06, 2015

Moderate Coffee Consumption Reduces the Risk of suffering from Heart Attack, Stroke and Type II Diabetes

A recent study published in the online journal Heart shows that coffee is not at all that dangerous for the body. It was shown in the study that moderate coffee drinkers have lesser chance of suffering from heart-related fatal illnesses like heart attack and/or stroke. 

The study has limited the intake of moderate drinking to only three to five coffee cups in a day. With that limit, these people are likely to enjoy these health advantages.
A similar study was conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. This study wants to show the link between drinking coffee and its direct potential effects on the coronary artery calcium (CAC). Previous studies always prove that coffee consumption is highly associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases. But this new study seems to prove it otherwise.
At present, there is no known reason for the connection of coffee consumption with low arterial calcium. Researchers speculate that the less hardening of the arteries is for the reason of lowered risk to Type II Diabetes – leading to direct association to coffee consumption.
A person’s CAC level is determined using a CT scan and helps early detection of potential coronary atherosclerosis. This illness leads to hardening of the arteries that makes efficient blood passage through the arteries very difficult. The passage area is decreased that could lead to heart attack.
The new study is conducted on a group of 25,000 people, including both men and women, in South Korea. Findings show that people who drink three to four coffee cups in a day have less calcium deposits in their artery. Lower calcium level in the artery is great indicator of lowered risk to heart attack and stroke. While non-coffee drinkers reveal greater calcium deposits in their artery.
Even with this study, the researchers advise that coffee consumption should not be increased even though it does not prove any effect on the heart.


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