Researchers from Brown University School of Medicine discovered that people who drink coffee regulary ran a higher risk to suffer a heart attack. The study shows that those who drink coffee ran a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack compared to those who don't have this habit.
How odd as it may seem the one expose more to heart attack are light drinkers, whose risk increased by four times with just one cup and not the heavy one, who usually drink up to four or five cups of coffee per day.
"For those people who are not regular consumers [of coffee] and have other risk factors, getting that jolt of caffeine is probably a jolt to their system. We know that caffeine causes transient increases in blood pressure, so those who are not regular [coffee] consumers are not used to it, and they get that surge and for a vulnerable heart, that could be the trigger," Professor Ahmed El-Sohemy, Ph.D declared.
During the past few years many studies have been performed on the relationship between coffee consumption and many medical conditions, ranging from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to cancer and cirrhosis.
Studies are contradictory as to whether coffee has any specific health benefits, and similarly results are conflicting with respect to negative effects of coffee consumption. In addition, it is often unclear whether these risks or benefits are linked to caffeine or whether they are to be attributed to other chemical substances found in coffee.
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