Coffee consumption reduces the risk of heart attack


Drinking caffeinated coffee daily has good health effects (Pixa Bay)

Coffee consumption reduces the risk of heart attack

The study looked at the medical records of tens of thousands of people for decades and found that caffeinated beverages are good for health.

Harry Cookburn 

Sunday 14 February 2021 13:00

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Drinking caffeinated coffee daily has good health effects (Pixa Bay)

Drinking one to three cups of caffeinated coffee a day reduces the risk of heart attack, according to three different studies on the health of thousands of long-term heart patients. 

Coronary artery disease, heart failure and heart attack are among the deadliest diseases in the world, but according to scientists, the root causes of these diseases have not yet been fully identified. 

David Cow, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, USA, and senior author of the research report, says: Pressure is well-known, but the root causes of the threat are yet to be determined. 

Scientists have used three well-known heart diseases to find out if coffee has anything to do with longevity.

Using computer artificial intelligence, the team examined material from the Framingham Heart Study, which began in 1948 with 5,209 young people and is now the fourth generation of participants. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, a study that began in 1985, looked at the specific cardiac conditions of people of different ages, genders, nationalities and places. In addition, the Cardiovascular Health Study, which since its inception in 1989, has examined the health of 5,000 people. 

Each survey was monitored for at least the next 10 years and, according to scientists, jointly provided information on 21,000 participants from across the United States. 

According to Professor Linda Van Horn, head of the Preventive Medicine n Department of Nutrition at the Northwestern University Finberg School of Medicine in Chicago, And there is popularity.

“The results of the studies presented are relatively limited due to the differences in dietary determination and analysis methods, as well as the fluctuations in the basic information provided about food,” she added. 

To evaluate the results of caffeinated coffee drinking, researchers categorized people who drank zero, one, two, three or more cups on a daily basis.

 According to all three studies, information on coffee consumption was based on personal information provided by individuals and there was no specific standard for testing it. All three studies found that those who drank one or more cups of coffee had a lower risk of heart failure on a long-term basis.

According to Framingham Heart Studies and The Cardiovascular Health Studies, the use of a cup of coffee a day has reduced the risk of heart failure by five to 12 percent over decades, compared to not drinking coffee at all.

According to the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, there is no difference in the risk of heart failure among those who drink one cup of coffee at a time and those who do not drink at all, but according to researchers, those who drink at least two cups of coffee daily not enough. 

The effects of caffeine-free coffee are reversed. In particular, according to the Framingham Heart Study, it increases the risk of heart failure.

 However, according to the Cardiovascular Health Study, coffee consumption without caffeine has nothing to do with reducing or increasing the risk of heart failure.

Researchers have found that caffeine in any form reduces the risk of heart failure, and caffeine appears to be a major factor in the benefits of drinking more coffee.

 “The relationship between caffeine and the risk of heart failure was surprising,” says Dr. Cow.

 Coffee and caffeine are considered by the general public to be harmful to the heart because they are associated with heart disease and high blood pressure

Increasing caffeine use and a lower risk of heart failure have undermined this hypothesis,” says Cao.

 But he warns: “The certainty and intensity with which smoking is banned for heart disease and the advice to exercise or lose weight cannot be emphasized enough to increase the amount of coffee.” Because there is not much concrete evidence yet.

 Three to eight ounces of coffee a day may be healthy food in light of the US Federal Food Guideline, but it only recommends pure black coffee. 

The American Heart Association prohibits the use of popular coffee drinks such as Lata and Makiato, which are high in calories, sugar and fat.

 Furthermore, research shows that despite its benefits, high doses of caffeine can be harmful. In addition, children should avoid caffeine.

 Penny Chris Atherton, a professor of nutrition at Pennsylvania State University, says: “It’s interesting to note that without looking at the real causes, all three studies suggest a healthy daily diet to reduce the risk of heart failure. Also, do not include dairy products such as sugar, fat and cream.

He added: “The key is to enjoy moderate coffee as part of a healthy heart-recommended diet that includes fruits, vegetables, wholemeal flour, low or no fat.” Dairy products include foods low in sodium, fat and extra sugar.

“It’s also important to keep in mind that caffeine can get in the way and stimulate it, and too much of it can cause anxiety and insomnia.”

 Researchers warn that the results of the analysis may be affected by some research limitations. These include a variety of ways to gather information about drinking coffee, using different types of coffee and measuring a cup.

 The study was published in the medical journal Circulation: Heart Failure.