This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking

  • This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking

This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking

According to the results, the the link between coffee and mortality in Europe and Asia was stronger than the association in the US.

In two new research papers, experts tackle the ideal amount of coffee to drink every day: two to four cups to improve life expectancy, but no more than five cups to avoid the adverse effects. One small study found that regular coffee drinkers were 16% less likely to develop Alzheimer's, and another study of over 50,000 women found drinking at least one cup of Joe each week was associated with a 15% reduced risk for depression.

Back in 2017, a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) discovered that drinking three to four cups of coffee daily supposedly had the effect of a lower risk of death and developing heart disease as compared to not drinking any coffee at all. Additionally, some of the previous studies the researchers analyzed didn't include information about the types of coffee people drank or substances like sugar and milk they may have added to the brew. The new study was published this month in the journal American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and was titled, "Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8,368 cases". According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, yet it's also one of the most preventable. The present study set out to determine just how many cups people could drink to get benefits without negatively affecting their cardiovascular health.

That doesn't mean that any and all coffee is bad for your heart, however. "We also know that risk of cardiovascular disease increases with high blood pressure, a known outcome of excess caffeine consumption". They also looked to see which study participants possessed a specific gene variant, called CYP1A2, that enables people to metabolize caffeine faster than those without the variant. The team found that even carriers of this gene could not safely consume more caffeine than others while maintain a healthy heart. "Knowing the limits of what's good for you and what's not is imperative", says Hyppönen. "As with many things, it's all about moderation; overindulge and your health will pay for it".

As caffeine is known to have various effects on the human body, both positive and negative, it has been the subject of discussion for many years as scientists study what caffeine can actually do to the body, Malay Mail reported. Over 10 years of follow-up they noted 14,225 deaths.

Moderate coffee consumption of two to four cups per day was associated with reduced mortality compared to no coffee consumption. Tea consumption on the other hand was found to be detrimental to the heart in Iran.