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Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2015 06:45 PM by AlexMuller

A few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries, Korean researchers believe. They studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent health checks at their workplace. Employees who drank a moderate amount of coffee, three to five cups a day, were less likely to have signs of heart disease on their medical scans.

 
The findings reopen the debate about whether coffee is good for the heart. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to the effect of coffee on heart health. Some studies have linked consumption to heart risk factors, such as raised cholesterol or blood pressure, while others suggest the beverage may offer some heart protection.
 
But there is no conclusive evidence either way, and the latest research from South Korea, which is published in the journal Heart, only adds to the discussion. In the study, the researchers used medical scans to assess heart health. Specifically, they were looking for any disease of the arteries supplying the heart, the coronary arteries.
 
In coronary heart disease, the coronary arteries become clogged by the gradual build-up of fatty material within their walls. The scan the researchers used looks for tiny deposits of calcium in the walls of the coronary arteries to provide an early clue that this disease process may be occurring.
 
None of the employees included in the Korean study had outward signs of heart disease, but more than one in 10 of them were found to have visible calcium deposits on their scans. The researchers then compared the scan results with the employees' self-reported daily coffee consumption, while taking into account other potential heart risk factors such as smoking, exercise and family history of heart problems.
 
People who drank a few cups of coffee a day were less likely to have calcium deposits in their coronary arteries than people who drank more than this or no coffee at all. The study authors say more research is needed to confirm and explain the link.
 
Coffee contains the stimulant caffeine, as well as numerous other compounds, but it's not clear if these might cause good or harm to the body. Victoria Taylor of the British Heart Foundation said: "While this study does highlight a potential link between coffee consumption and lower risk of developing clogged arteries, more research is needed to confirm these findings and understand what the reason is for the association.
 
"We need to take care when generalising these results because it is based on the South Korean population, who have different diet and lifestyle habits to people in the UK."

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-03-05
+1
I think that any steady that is limited in scope has to be taken in the context a bigger picture and agree that results could be completely different if another population was subject of a similar study Reply


 

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