According to a recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, drinking more than three cups of coffee every day may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries). The study was performed by a team from the University of São Paulo in Brazil.
For the study, the researchers analyzed the data of 4,426 adults whose average age was 50 years. The scientists used a food frequency questionnaire to find out how much coffee per day they consumed.
The analysis showed that the adults who consumed at least three cups of coffee a day were less likely to show coronary calcification on the CT scans than those who consumed fewer than one or one to three cups a day.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, having both big fans and haters. Nevertheless, numerous studies from different countries prove that java has many benefits for our health. Here are 7 advantages of drinking coffee:
- Drinking one cup of coffee a day linked to 22% lower risk of cirrhosis.
- Three to four cups of coffee a day connected to 19% lower risk to die from cardiovascular disease.
- One coffee a day associated with 7% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
- At least one cup every day linked to 15% reduced risk of liver cancer and 8% reduced risk of endometrial cancer.
- Regular coffee drinkers are approximately 16% less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or cognitive decline.
- At least one cup of coffee a week associated with 15% lower risk of depression.
- People who drink at least one cup of coffee a day have 12% lower risk of overall mortality.
According to the research, published in The BMJ, analyzing the findings of 200 studies, three to four cups of coffee every day can be associated with longer life and lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease, and dementia.
Nevertheless, the scientists say that drinking coffee in pregnancy is linked to harms and can be connected to the slightly increased risk of fracture in women.
The authors conclude that drinking coffee seems safe within usual patterns of consumption, except during pregnancy and in women with higher risk of fracture. At the same time, coffee is often consumed with products rich in refined sugars and unhealthy fats which may independently contribute to adverse health outcomes.
A new research, published in the Journal of Hepatology, suggests that drinking at least three cups of coffee daily could halve the risk of patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C virus of all-cause mortality.
For the research, a team of scientists analyzed data of 1,028 adults who were enrolled in the ANRS CO13-HEPAVIH cohort, an ongoing nationwide study of patients in France with both HIV and hepatitis C. Researchers recorded that about 26.6% of participants reported drinking at least three cups of coffee daily.
The team discovered that at least three cups of coffee daily was associated with a 50% reduction in all-cause mortality risk.
Lead investigator Dominique Salmon-Céron, Ph.D. – of the Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Cochin, and Université Paris Descartes in France, says: “This study shows that elevated coffee consumption (≥3 cups/day) halves all-cause mortality risk in patients co-infected with HIV-HCV.”
According to a new research, a high intake of coffee, at least four cups of coffee a day, may cut the risk of premature death.
A team of scientists examined data from the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra (SUN) Project, a large long-term study started in 1999. The project recruited 19,896 university graduates and followed them up with diet and lifestyle questionnaires every 2 years over a 10-year period.
The research found that those participants who had at least four cups of coffee a day had 65% lower risk of dying from all causes compared to those who said they never or almost never drank coffee.