In collaboration with Fresh toast
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is severely affected by what we eat and drink.
Heart disease has the unfortunate distinction of being the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. The condition surrounds various diseases ranging from stroke to high blood pressure. But keeping this particular drink in mind in your lifestyle can reduce your chances of suffering a stroke, at least according to a new study.
The study of the European Society of Cardiology found that drinking up to three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of a stroke. The study authors wanted to analyze the link between coffee intake and cases of heart attack, stroke and more, after 468,629 participants and their coffee consumption habits over a period of 11 years. It is one of the largest studies conducted on the effect of coffee and heart health.
The researchers adjusted for factors such as gender, weight, age, and more, and divided the subjects into three groups: people who never drank coffee, people who drank half to three cups of coffee a day, and people who drank more than three cups a day.
The results showed that moderate coffee drinkers were better than the rest. They had a 17% lower risk of death from heart disease and a 21% lower risk of stroke compared to those who did not drink coffee. “Our findings suggest that coffee consumption of up to three cups a day is associated with favorable cardiovascular outcomes,” said Judit Simon, one of the study’s authors.
This study is not the first to find a connection between heart health and coffee consumption. Although coffee is associated with symptoms of insomnia and heart palpitations, there is no clear evidence that coffee is bad for you. New studies show that moderate coffee consumption can be positive for your heart health, especially when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Coffee has long been associated with health benefits such as reducing the chances of developing cancer, reducing the risk of liver disease and more. The key has always been moderation, as we know that high percentages of caffeine disrupt sleep and promote discomfort, at least in the short term.
Read more Fresh toast