Healthcast: Coffee heart study

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Coffee lovers now have scientific evidence that it’s safe for your heart to have as much coffee as you want up to 25 cups a day! 

That’s according to a new study. 

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

It was believed 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.

According to a new study from Queen Mary University of London, the British Heart Association says the opposite. 

It found that drinking five or more cups a day was no worse for the arteries than drinking less than a cup. 

The more than 8,000 participants in the study were divided into three groups.

The first consumed less than one cup a day and the second group of participants drank between one and three cups a day.

And the third group drank more than three cups with some drinking up to 25 a day.

The participants then underwent a mri heart scan and infrared pulse wave tests,

With the results showing no difference in their heart health considering factors such as their age, weight and smoking status.

So is coffee good for you? Well this study doesn’t determine that, but it is good news for those of you who love your cup of joe. 

There is also evidence that coffee may even prevent cavities, but even if coffee does fight the bacteria that causes tooth decay, it is also very high in acid, which is hard on your teeth’s enamel.

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