Based on new findings showcased at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2021, consuming up to three cups of coffee each day may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
For the study, close to 470,000 participants were investigated as part of the UK Biobank. Researchers focused on coffee intake, establishing any association with cardiovascular disease.
The participants did not have cardiovascular disease at the initial start of their participation in research.
During the study, researchers split the participants into three groups, according to their extent of coffee consumption.
When compared to non-coffee drinkers, it was found that the participants who lightly or moderately consumed coffee had a considerably lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease.
“To our knowledge, this is the largest study to systematically assess the cardiovascular effects of regular coffee consumption in a population without diagnosed heart disease,” said one author of the study in a press release.
“Our results suggest that regular coffee consumption is safe, as even high daily intake was not associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality after a follow-up of 10 to 15 years. Moreover, 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee per day was independently associated with lower risks of stroke, death from cardiovascular disease, and death from any cause.”