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Instant coffee had no such benefits but contains twice the amount of possibly harmful acrylamide


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A decade-long study included almost 500,000 people -- 22% were non-coffee drinkers, and 58% drank between up to three cups a day.

Over the study period, subjects who drank 0.5-3 cups of coffee per day were 12% less likely to die compared to non-coffee drinkers.

17% and 21% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and stroke; less likely to be diabetic than zero-coffee drinkers.

As caffeine is an appetite suppressant, it could lead to lower rates of obesity and other related conditions.

Exceeding 3 cups a day had no additional positive impact.

The quarter of the group who consumed instant coffee, did not have any health benefits.

Those who consumed moderate-high caffeinated drinks had larger ventricles, thus could pump out more blood.

Moderate coffee consumption “is not cardiovascularly harmful and may even be beneficial” - Steffen Petersen, co-author of the study.

Study by Semmelweis University & Queen Mary University of London published in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Addressing Causes and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Queen Mary University of London

Public research university in London, England

Semmelweis University

Public university offering programs for medicine and health sciences

Steffen Petersen

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and President-Elect for EACVI

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Caffeine, Heart Disease