Does Drinking Coffee Really Improve Your Heart Health?

By Adesso Team | Posted Dec 5, 2022

A new study has found that those who drink moderate amounts of coffee have a lower mortality risk than non-coffee drinkers. But what does this mean for your health? Let’s take a closer look at the findings.

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The years long study screened participants for coffee consumption and health problems.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, followed more than 450,000 adults over 16 years. The participants were asked about their coffee-drinking habits and were monitored for any health problems that arose during the course of the study. 

The study concluded that moderate coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death.

The findings showed that those who drank one or two cups of coffee per day had a 12% lower risk of death than those who didn’t drink coffee at all. The benefits were even greater for those who drank three or more cups per day, with an 18% lower risk of death. 

The benefits of coffee were most pronounced in deaths due to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. In fact, coffee drinkers had a 20% lower risk of death from these conditions than non-coffee drinkers.

So, should you start drinking coffee for your health?

While the findings of this study are certainly intriguing, it’s important to remember that it is just one study. Moderation is always a key component, and this study is based on moderate consumption. More research is needed to confirm the findings. That being said, there’s no harm in enjoying a cup (or two) of coffee each day. Just be sure to stay away from sugary syrups and creamers, which can offset any potential health benefits.

Coffee drinking is just one lifestyle choice that may affect your cardiovascular health. There are still many other lifestyle choices you can make to improve and optimize your heart health.