A new study, published recently, finds that coffee is not as bad for health as it had been perceived. Researchers at William Harvey Research Institute at the Queen Mary University of London debunk the previous notions of coffee.
The study finds that drinking coffee, up to 25 cups a day, does not stiffen the arteries. Dr. Kenneth Fung, data analysis for the research, said that their research debunked the previous notion of coffee. “A lot of data and studies kept people from enjoying coffee worldwide. Our research, however, debunks all the previous studies about the harmful nature of coffee.”
To perform this study, the group of researchers studied a group of 8,000 people in the United Kingdom and divided them into further groups as per their consumption of coffee. The study did include some people who drank 25 cups a day. However, the group’s average coffee drinkers drank up to 5 cups of coffee a day.
The researchers said that they will look at the group closely to understand and figure out what are the safe limits.
On the other hand, another research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking six cups or more than that of coffee in a day, increase the drinkers’ risk of heart disease by at least 22%.
This study found that high levels of caffeine in the bloodstream can actually raise the blood pressure levels of the drinkers, which is one of the leading causes of heart diseases.
Professor Metin Avkiran, the associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation feels that the new study they are working on will put a lot of things into perspective. The study will also allow them to ascertain the potential benefits and side effects of caffeine on people and its link with heart conditions.