lower risk of stroke and heart attack in light to moderate coffee drinkers

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Among middle-aged people without heart disease, drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day was associated with a lower risk of stroke or death over the next decade, along with better heart structure and function, in a study of nearly 500,000 participants.

Drinking no more than 3 cups of coffee per day was associated with a 21% lower risk of stroke, a 17% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 12% lower risk of death from all causes, during an 11 year follow-up period.

Consuming more than 3 cups per day was associated with similar (not lower) rates of stroke, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality compared with non-drinkers.

This is the largest study to assess systematically the cardiovascular effects of regular coffee consumption in a population without diagnosed heart disease. Click here to read more.

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