Remember how we were all made to believe drinking coffee was injurious to health and drinking more than 1 cup a day can lead to lethal consequences like possible health attack and stroke in the long term?
The European Society of Cardiology was informed that even 1 cup of coffee a day could potentially have negative effects on the arteries, in 2001. They further stated that it could lead to high blood pressures that are usually found in the elderly.
According to professor Metkin Avkiran, an associate medical director at King’s College London:
“Understanding the impact that coffee has on our heart and circulatory system is something that researchers and the media have had brewing for some time. There are several conflicting studies saying different things about coffee, and it can be difficult to filter what we should believe and what we shouldn’t.”
Well, time to forget all that. If you are a coffee lover, this is for you!
According to a recent study, it was found that drinking up to 25 cups of coffee produces the same effect on your health as drinking less than one cup of coffee a day.
The study was conducted by experts from the Queen Mary University Of London, where a group of 8412 individuals was selected and divided into 3 groups.
According to Dr. Kenneth Fung, a professor at Queen Mary University Of London:
“Despite the huge popularity of coffee worldwide, different reports could put people off from enjoying it.”
The first group consisted of those who drank only 1 cup of coffee a day. The second, those who drank 1 to 3 cups of coffee a day. And the third group consisted of those individuals who drank more than 3 cups of coffee a day — even up to 25 cups.
After considering the age, smoking status and weight of the individuals numerous MRI heart scans and infrared pulse wave tests were conducted on each of them.
“Whilst we can’t prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn’t as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest.”
As a result, the researchers concluded that those who drank up to 25 cups of coffee a day had the same stiffening effects on the arteries as those who drank up to 1 cup of coffee a day.
“Whilst we can’t prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn’t as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest. Although our study included individuals who drink up to 25 cups a day, the average intake amongst the highest coffee consumption group was five cups a day. We would like to study these people more closely in our future work so that we can help to advise safe limits.”
The millions and billions of cups of coffee that are utilized worldwide every day make this an extremely important study. Moreover, there are further studies that are being conducted regarding the subject even now and certainly in the future to further look into the variables.
But in the meantime, let’s just have coffee without feeling guilty — for once!