New Study Shows That Drinking Up to 25 Cups of Coffee a Day is Actually Safe


I’ve got some good news for coffee lovers everywhere: A new study shows that up to 25 cups of coffee a day is no worse for heart health than drinking less than a cup.

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Previous studies had indicated that coffee could stiffen arteries and increase the likelihood of a stroke or heart attack. Coffee drinkers have been warned to cut down on consumption in the past.

Coffee Lovers Rejoice

But that health warning might be a thing of the past! A new study of over 8,000 people that was conducted by experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) suggests that high consumption of coffee is no worse for your arteries than drinking less than a cup a day.

The research was partially funded by the British Heart Foundation and will be presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester.

8,412 people were divided into three groups for the study: a group of people that drink less than one cup a day, a group of people who drink between one and three cups a day, and a group of people that drink more than three cups a day.

Coffee Isn’t as Bad for the Arteries as Previously Suggested

The researchers found that those drinking several cups of coffee a day were no more likely to have stiffened arteries than those who were drinking less than a cup of coffee per day.

According to Dr. Kenneth Fung, from QMUL, “Whilst we can’t prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn’t as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest.”

The associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, Professor Metin Avkiran, said that the study “rules out one of the potential detrimental effects of coffee on our arteries”