25 Cups of Coffee a Day?

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on October 17, 2019 · 0 comments

There have been several conflicting studies saying different things about coffee and its effect on heart disease. A recent study, presented in June 2019, at the British Cardiovascular Society, showed that drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day did not stiffen arteries. Arteries carry blood containing oxygen and other nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. If the arteries become stiff, it can increase the workload of the heart which increases the risk for a heart attack or stroke. The study included over 8,400 adults, and though some drank as much as 25 cups of coffee a day, the average amount, among the heaviest coffee drinkers, was 5 cups a day. This study should help to put to rest conflicting ideas about the potential harm coffee has on the heart.

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