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A new European study on the benefits of coffee is hard to ignore. The study involved about 468,629 subjects.

It revealed – a slight lowering risk of heart disease by 17%,  stroke by 21% and curtailed death by 12%. The quantity of daily intake was between ½ cup to 3 cups.

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“Our results suggest that regular coffee consumption is safe, as even high daily intake was not associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality after a follow-up of 10 to 15 years,” said study author Dr. Judith Simon of the Heart and Vascular Centre Semmelweis University, in Budapest, Hungary.

This research involved participants of the UK BioBank database. None of the participants had signs of heart disease at the start of the study. Participants’ average age was 56.2 years and more than half, 55.8%, were women.

Cumulative research on the benefits of coffee when consumed in moderation point towards positive and direct health outcomes.

Other coffee related studies conducted by Harvard TH Chan, School of Public Health concurs with the new European study takeaways but cautions some individuals may not metabolize higher amounts without negative outcomes such as anxiety, insomnia and jitteriness.

Those with high blood pressure, pregnant women are advised to take lower (2 cups) amounts because of potential negative impacts such as pregnancy loss and low birth weight.

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