What are the benefits of drinking coffee


Did you know, that having few cups of a coffee daily can prevent cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK and USA every year. Numbers are similar for the rest of the Europe too. Currently there are estimated 7 million people living with cardiovascular disease in the UK.

Recent research has found that people who drink three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to develop clogged arteries leading to heart attacks. Drinking recommended amount of coffee daily is likely to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Researchers where studying effects of black coffee without sugar, or milk.  It’s also been mentioned, that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee daily can lower risk of type 2 diabetes by approximately 25%.

Before hand concerns were, that drinking coffee daily actually increases the risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease linked to increased cholesterol concentrations and heightened blood pressure. However, now those doubts have been proven wrong, by an international team of researchers working with Kangbuk Samsung hospital researchers’ team from Seoul, South Korea. What they found was that people who consume 3 to 5 cups of coffee daily have the lower risk of coronary calcium in the arteries.

Coronary artery calcium is an early sign of ‘coronary atherosclerosis, condition known as; a hardening and narrowing of the arteries, which can cause blood clots, which are likely to trigger a stroke or heart attack.

Researchers admit that further research is required to confirm these findings, but it’s more to do with studying how exactly drinking mentioned amount of coffee daily effects cardiovascular system for better, instead of proving previous findings are correct! These finding are exciting and could decrease the worrying numbers of premature deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases. To add to huge number of lost human life’s total cost of premature death, hospital treatment and prescriptions related to cardiovascular disease is estimated at £19 billion each year in UK.


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