Three heart studies, including the well-known Framingham Heart Study, show that drinking more caffeinated coffee can reduce the risk of heart failure.
Researchers studied more than 21-thousand people over a ten-year period and found that those who drank at least one cup of coffee a day decreased their heart failure risk by five-to-12-percent per cup of coffee.
Yet, coffee and caffeine are often considered bad for the heart because they’re associated with high blood pressure and heart palpitations.
Heart researchers say there’s not enough evidence to recommend drinking more coffee, but there’s plenty of evidence that smoking cessation, losing weight and exercising reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cup of coffee on wooden table.
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