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Three cups of coffee is the sweet spot for your heart

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There’s a sweet spot when it comes to drinking coffee—certainly as far as the health of your heart is concerned.

Drinking three cups a day lowers your systolic blood pressure—the one that measures your cardiovascular system when your heart beats—by as much as 9.7mmHg.  Two cups a day lowers it by 5.2mmHg compared to non-coffee drinkers.

Drink more than that and it starts to raise your blood pressure reading, say researchers at the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital in Bologna, Italy.  They tracked the coffee-drinking habits of 1503 participants in the Brighella Heart Study. 

Earlier studies had shown that drinking an average of 3.5 cups a day had a moderate effect on cardiovascular disease, reducing the risk by around 15 percent.

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References
Nutrients, 2023; 15: 312; doi: 10.3390/nu15020312
Article Topics: Coffee, Heart Health
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