Study shows coffee drinkers could be less prone to heart attack

A study conducted by an international team of researchers in South Korea suggest that people who consume a moderate amount of coffee are less likely to fall victim to heart attacks or stroke

A study has shown that drinking coffee could minimise the chances of developing a heart attack, The Guardian UK newspaper reports.

According to the study conducted by an international team of researchers, led by the Kangbuk Samsung hospital in Seoul, South Korea, people who consume a moderate amount of coffee had the least risk of coronary calcium in their arteries, which could be a direct trigger of heart attack or stroke.

Contrary to previous concerns that coffee could be a potential cause of heart attack, the authors of the paper,published in the journal Heart on Monday, said their findings chimed with a recent meta-analysis of 36 studies that showed moderate coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.

According to the group:

“Our study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that coffee consumption might be inversely associated with CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk. Further research is warranted to confirm our findings and establish the biological basis of coffee’s potential preventive effects on coronary artery disease.”

In response to this, the British Heart Foundation agreed that more work was needed and warned about generalising results garnered from studying research based on the South Korean population to people with different lifestyles and diets.


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