Caffeine Doesn’t Increase the Arrhythmia Risk, Study

According to a recent study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, high doses of caffeine don’t increase the arrhythmia risk.arrhythmia risk

The study included 51 patients, 25 of whom received caffeine in the form of powder dissolved in decaffeinated coffee and 26 received placebo in the form of lactose powder dissolved in decaffeinated coffee. Patients from both categories ingested their drinks with 1-hour interval over 5 hours, up to a total of 500 mg of caffeine or placebo.

The researchers found no link between caffeine ingestion and episodes of arrhythmia, even when the participants performed a treadmill test 1 hour after their last drink.

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