Drinking coffee is associated with lower death risk

Drinking coffee is associated with lower death risk

Drinking coffee is associated with lower death risk

For the study, researchers analysed evidence from over 200 studies and found that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day was associated with a lower risk of early death and getting heart disease compared with drinking none at all.

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New analysis shows the popular beverage is associated with a lower risk of death with the largest reduction in risk coming from three cups a day. As such, they say, excluding pregnancy and women at risk of fracture, "coffee drinking appears safe within usual patterns of consumption" and they suggest that coffee could be safely tested in randomised trials. Women seem to benefit more than men with higher levels of consumption if factors like mortality from cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases are considered.

23 de noviembre de 2017, 13:33London, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Drinking coffee is "more likely to benefit health than to harm it" for a range of health outcomes, say researchers today according to the British Medical Journal.

The BMJ said that to three to four cups of coffee a day is categorised as a moderate intake - 400mg or less per day.

Roasting coffee beans and drinking the ground results dates back to the 15th century, a practice that has become increasingly popular in modern Ireland but that often raises concerns for potential health implications.

Experts said it is impossible to know whether the health lift it due to the coffee or other habits that are more common amongst drinkers.

They caution pregnant women and women at high risk of fractures should limit their coffee consumption.

Further research may now be needed to determine whether the relationship highlighted by this study is a causal one.

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"Mothers-to-be need not panic but might want to limit their coffee consumption to two cups per day in line with the recent European guidelines on caffeine".

Dr Amelia Lake, Reader in Public Health Nutrition at Teesside University, added: "Coffee can be part of a healthy balanced diet".

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