Jun 10

Coffee is Good for the Heart

Coffee drinkers have a lot to cheer about. Research show that long-term coffee drinking will not increase a person’s risk of early death. As a matter of fact, it has been discovered that regular intake of coffee may cut a person’s chances of dying from heart disease.

Previously, there were mixed results that prove various benefits that were offset by setbacks. Now, studies have shown that regular coffee drinking (even up to 6 cups a day) was not associated to increased deaths among the middle-aged. Coffee drinkers, especially women, experienced a small decline in death rates from heart disease. However, there was no link between coffee consumption and cancer deaths.

Other studies have indicated that coffee is a great source of anti-oxidants which protect the body against free radicals that damage cells and cause heart disease, cancer, and other ailments. However, it is still not for everyone. Another study during the early part of the year showed that pregnant women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day had twice the risk of miscarriage as those who avoid caffeine. While another appeared indicating that drinking caffeinated coffee lowered a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer.

While results are mixed among various factors, it still shows that there are no detrimental effects in drinking too much coffee, unless you are pregnant. I think I will have mine now . . . the smell alone coming from my favorite Over The Edge Bikes & Coffee calms me down.

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