Drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day?

A recent research reveals that consuming two to three cups of coffee daily will help you live longer and minimize your risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study's findings were published Tuesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a peer-reviewed journal.

 Researchers found that light to moderate consumption of ground, instant, and decaffeinated coffee was associated with "significant reductions" in mortality.

Two- to three-cup-a-day coffee consumers were shown to have the greatest risk reductions compared to non-coffee users. 

The European Society of Cardiology found that consuming this quantity of coffee reduced the risk of mortality by 27% for ground coffee, 14% for decaf, and 11% for instant.

Arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat, was shown to be reduced by drinking coffee, both ground and instant but not decaf. 

Arrhythmias were reduced by 17% and 12%, respectively, when people drank 4–5 cups of ground coffee daily, and 2–3 cups of instant coffee.

"our findings indicate that drinking modest amounts of coffee of any type should not be discouraged but can be enjoyed as a heart healthy behavior."

"Coffee has more than a hundred physiologically active components," Kistler said. "Caffeine is the most well-known element in coffee. 

Kistler suggested that the study's positive findings on the health advantages of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee were due to molecules other than caffeine.


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