Coffee lovers might now be able to have a great sigh of relief!
According to a new study, drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day had no adverse effects on your blood vessels (arteries).
The study that was funded by the British Heart Foundation found that your arteries are not affected by drinking 25 cups of coffee a day.
On the flip side, researchers in Australia found that people who consumed at least six cups of coffee a day were at the risk of developing heart disease by nearly 22% than those who drank only one or two cups a day.
The professor and associate medical director of the British Heart Foundation Metin Avkiran said, “The debate over coffee’s impact on your health has been brewing for quite some time now.”
Avkiran added, “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.”
He notes, “This research will hopefully put some of the media reports in perspective, as it rules out one of the potential detrimental effects of coffee on our arteries.”
“What we found was that drinking more than three cups of coffee a day did not significantly increase the stiffness of blood vessels compared to people who drink one cup or less a day,” said Kenneth Fung, who led the data analysis.
He added, “The main message for people to take away from this is that coffee can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle, and coffee lovers can be reassured by this result in terms of blood vessel stiffness outcomes.” Fung said, “We’re not telling people to drink 25 cups a day per se. If anything, if you drink within recommended guidelines, then we don’t expect to see an increase in arterial stiffness compared with those who drink one cup or less a day.”