Contrary to previous research, coffee consumption does not appear to increase the risk of heart disease or death from heart disease, according to Finnish researchers.
Researchers from Helsinki collected data on 20,179 men and women ages 30 to 59 years old. The subjects provided a medical history and were assessed for heart disease risk factors, health behavior, and coffee consumption. The subjects were followed for 10 years.
For men, coffee drinking was not associated with heart attack. In fact, the highest death rates from heart disease were found among those who did not drink coffee at all. Among women, death rates from all causes decreased as coffee drinking increased.
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