NUTRITION&FOOD Published March5, 2015 By Staff Reporter

Regular Coffee Drinkers Have Lesser Risk For Clogged Arteries

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There are many studies showing evidence that coffee is actually good for not only the body, but for the heart as well. Drinking five cups of coffee a day may help people to avoid clogged arteries, Korean researchers say.

Well, this might be good news for those who love to indulge themselves with a few cups of coffee a day. The researchers studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent routine health checks at their workplace. They found out that employees who drank moderate amount of coffee a day were less likely to have early signs of heart disease on medical scans.

Coffee has been dubbed as a good means to promote heart health. Some studies even say that it can also prevent multiple sclerosis and other diseases. None of the researchers had cardiovascular diseases but some of them had detectable levels of coronary calcium.

The findings, published in the journal Heart, came from a study by South Korean scientists. They measured the levels of calcium in their coronary arteries to see if there is any link with coffee consumption habits and atherosclerosis.

The pioneer researcher is Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul, Korea. Together with his colleagues, they studied participants attending a regular health screening which include food frequency questionnaires and body scans to know the levels of artery calcium.

According to the authors as reported by Medical News Today, "Our study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that coffee consumption might be inversely associated with CVD risk."

However, they warned that "our results were based on a sample of relatively healthy, young middle-aged, educated Koreans and might not be generalisable to other populations".

Coffee drinking has many health benefits including its ability to boost energy, burn fat, prevent diabetes and dementia. Also, recent studies attest to its ability to wade off Alzheimer's disease and even pose a lesser risk for multiple sclerosis.

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