We have discussed numerous times and posted several studies that suggest coffee helps maintain a healthy heart, but we can’t emphasize the greatness of coffee enough. When new evidence and new studies appear, we have to share. Coffee is indeed good for you and your heart, and even more evidence has come to light on this topic.
The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to studying how coffee affects health, submitted a detailed report to the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation at their 2015 meeting that listed several recent studies regarding coffee and heart health. One study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (that we happily pointed out) found that drinking three to five cups of coffee per day could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 21%.
This report also mentioned a more recent study conducted in 2015. Called the “2015 Heart Study,” researchers examined 25,000 men and women with no evidence of heart disease. Of these participants, they found that those who reported drinking three to five cups of coffee per day had the lowest amount of calcium buildup in their coronary arteries. Calcium buildup in these arteries leads to cardiovascular disease, and at its worse, will cause heart attacks.
“Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, this may be attributable to coffee’s anti-inflammatory properties, to caffeine and/or further compounds found within coffee including antioxidants,” Karla Koullias, chairman of the ISIC scientific committee, said when presenting the report.
Notice how three to five cups seems to be the magic number for coffee consumption? In fact, we wrote another post earlier this year that listed several studies suggesting that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day promoted great overall health, including reducing diabetes risk and boosting brain health.
So drink up! Coffee is very good for you!