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Three cups of coffee a day could help you live longer

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Drinking two to three cups of coffee every day could help you live longer.

Coffee lowers your risk of a premature death, and protects you from developing heart disease, suffering heart failure or having heart rhythm problems—known as atrial fibrillation—by up to 15 percent.

It’s not a massive risk reduction, and other lifestyle factors could be responsible.  Coffee drinkers may also be more likely to exercise or eat a healthier diet, and researchers from Alfred Hospital in Australia admit they couldn’t establish whether participants were eating diets that were healthy for the heart.

The researchers took another look at three studies that had assessed the impact of coffee on health, taken from the BioBank database of around 500,000 people who were tracked for 10 years.

It’s not only a preventative, but coffee is also safe for people with a heart problem to drink.  People with atrial fibrillation who drink coffee every day are 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease than non-drinkers—even though coffee seems to get the heart racing. “Regular coffee drinking is safe and could be part of a healthy diet for people with heart disease,” said Peter Kistler, one of the researchers.

Although people associate coffee with caffeine, it contains more than a hundred biologically active compounds that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, boost metabolism, stop the gut from absorbing fats and block receptors that can cause abnormal heart rhythms.

(Source: Proceedings of the American College of Cardiology 71st annual scientific session, April 3, 2022)

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