Drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day safe for your heart, new study says


TAMPA (WFLA/CNN) – Coffee lovers now have scientific evidence that it’s safe for your heart to have as much as 25 cups a day, according to a new study.

Coffee fans have been getting mixed messages about their favorite drink for years, including previous studies that suggest coffee is bad for your heart.

Those studies suggested that coffee could cause a stiffening of the arteries, which would put pressure on your heart and increase your chances of a heart attack or stroke.

But a new study from Queen Mary University of London and the British Heart Association says the opposite.

The study found that drinking five or more cups a day was no worse for the arteries than drinking less than a cup; the study also found that even those who drink up to 25 cups a day were no more likely to experience stiffening of the arteries than people who drink less than one cup a day.

“What we found was that drinking more than three cups of coffee a day did not significantly increase the stiffness of blood vessels compared to people who drink one cup or less a day,” said Kenneth Fung, who led the data analysis at Queen Mary University of London.

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