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Good News for Coffee Drinkers

As we enter the New Year, there is good news for coffee drinkers. Researchers have found drinking three to four cups of coffee a day may actually help you to live a longer life. And that’s not all, either. According to Science Daily, coffee may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. It may also lower the risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia. Evidence pointing to these benefits is gathered from more than 200 studies.

According to Time Health, preliminary findings presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California suggest that “coffee protects the heart and arteries.” Data from the Framingham Heart Study, which tracked the eating patterns and cardiovascular health of more than 15,000 people since 1940, was analyzed for ways of predicting risk factors. The hope is one day we will be able to actually predict cardiovascular disease and stroke with 100% accuracy long before it impacts anyone’s health.

As for now, researchers have found evidence suggesting that for every eight ounce cup per day, the risks of coronary heart disease, heart failure, and stroke are lowered by five to eight percent. Part of the reasoning behind this benefit is that coffee contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Health practitioners are debating whether or not coffee should be utilized as a method of reducing the risk of certain health issues. This is great news for almost everyone. If you are pregnant or a female at risk for fractures, however, do talk to your doctor before consuming the beverage.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health believes that prevention is better than the cure and says it is important for truck drivers to maintain healthy heart habits. If coffee is a significant factor in lowering risk to the heart, we might all soon be saying, “Fill her up.”

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