The study involved more than 25,000 people, females and males, who were given routine health checks at the workplace.
The study revealed that those who drank coffee moderately, an average of 3 to 5 cups a day, had a lower risk of developing heart diseases.
There are studies that link coffee consumption to various heart diseases, like high cholesterol or bad blood pressure, and there are studies proving that coffee actually lowers the risk of cardiovascular conditions.
However, there isn’t any conclusive evidence which proves that coffee is bad or good for heart health.
The recent study made by researchers from South Korea was published in the journal Heart.
The scientists involved in the study used medical scans to determine the heart health of the patients. They were trying to find if there is any evidence of disease of the arteries that supply the heart, known as the coronary arteries.
In cases of coronary heart disease, the coronary arteries become clogged by fatty material that builds up gradually on the arteries’ walls.
The scientists used a special scan to see whether they could identify any calcium deposits on the walls of the coronary arteries. This would provide clues whether there are any signs of future heart diseases.
According to the research, the scientists did not find any signs of heart disease in the participants, but they found calcium deposits in more than 10 people involved in the study.
The researchers compared the results of the scans with the participants’ coffee daily coffee drinking, also taking into account several other risk factors like smoking, the family history of heart conditions and exercise.
The results showed that coffee drinkers were less likely to develop calcium deposits in the coronary arteries, compared to those who did not drink any coffee or drank more than a few cups a day.
The authors of the study commented that more studies are needed in order to determine whether there is a link between coffee consumption and clogged arteries.
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