Drinking 3 or more cups of coffee a day may lower risk of clogged arteries

  • A study showed that drinking 3 or more cups of coffee a day may lower risk of atherosclerosis
  • The study was conducted by scientists in the University of Sao Polo in Brazil
  • The result of the study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association

Here’s good news for all coffee lovers. A recent study in Brazil showed that drinking three or more cups of coffee a day may lower your risk of having clogged arteries or atherosclerosis.

The study was conducted by scientists from the University of Sao Paolo to evaluate the links between coffee intake and coronary artery calcium (CAC).

Four thousand four hundred Sao Paolo residents aged 50, on average, participated in the study. They answered a questionnaire about coffee-drinking habits to determine how much of the beverage each participant consumed on a daily basis.

The participants were divided into three groups based on their answer in the questionnaire: less than one cup of coffee per day, one to three cups per day, and more than three cups daily. Then, they were subjected to a CAC scan to assess the build-up of calcium in their heart’s arteries, which can ultimately trigger a heart attack.

“In our research, we found that habitual consumption of more than three cups a day of coffee decreased odds of coronary calcification” for people who’ve never smoked, study author Andreia Miranda said.

“We have not tested the limit of cups of coffee for which there was a protection. Other studies have already shown that excessive consumption of this beverage may not bring health benefits,” she added.

The result of their study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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