Drinking Coffee Connected to Lower Risk of Heart Failure
Coffee drinkers celebrate! A large study showed that drinking coffee lowers the risk of heart failure. It may open the door to more research on how coffee is good for you.
Studying the Effects of Coffee
The study had data from 3 large health studies that span decades and had a total of 21,361 participants. The researchers used machine learning to find meaningful patterns within this huge amount of data. What’s interesting about using machine learning is that it looks at variables humans might not think about.
The research team found 204 variables connected with the risk of heart failure. They looked at the 41 strongest factors.
In all 3 studies, coffee drinking was connected more strongly than any other dietary factor with a lower risk of heart failure. Drinking a cup a day or less had no effect, but 2 cups were linked to a 31% reduced risk. 3 cups or more reduced the risk by 29%.
There weren’t enough subjects that drank more than 3 a day to know if the risk would decrease anymore.
In other studies, coffee drinking has been associated with a lower risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
The study didn’t take into account the different types of coffee, brewing methods, or the use of additives like sugar or cream.
Before you start chugging, know that there isn’t enough info to medically recommend this. More than anything, this study opens the door to more studies on how coffee can affect your body.
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