Good news for coffee lovers. According to a new study, whether it is ground, instant, or decaffeinated coffee, all of them contribute to longevity because they have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. In addition, some of more than a hundred bioactive components in black drinks benefit human health.
Coffee Benefits Heart
A study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology says that two to three cups of coffee a day contribute to preventing cardiovascular diseases, namely ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, and ischemic stroke.
About 450,000 adults between the ages of 40 and 69 took part in the study. The researchers examined the links between different types of coffee (ground, instant or decaffeinated), the respondents’ heart rates, and any effect on cardiovascular disease.
Two to Three Cups a Day
During the 12.5 years of follow-up, approximately six percent of the respondents died. While all types of coffee were associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, the lowest risk was seen in those who drank two to three cups daily, up to 14 percent.
The most well-known component of coffee is caffeine, but this drink contains more than a hundred biologically active components. In addition, components other than caffeine are likely responsible for the association between coffee drinking and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study author, cardiologist Peter Kistler, noted that moderate consumption of various types of coffee could be healthy for the heart. Therefore, researchers suggest drinking coffee should be considered a part of a healthy lifestyle.
Source: academic.oup.com/eurjpc/advancearticle/doi/10.1093/eurjpc/zwac189/6704995?searchresult=1&login=false, photo credit: pixabay.com, unsplash.com