Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Two mugs of coffee a day could help keep the heart healthy. A study has linked the drink with a lower risk of heart failure. With up to 40 per cent of those affected dying within a year of diagnosis, heart failure has a worse survival rate than many cancers. The latest research suggests that regularly drinking moderate amounts of coffee can cut the odds of cardiac trouble – though too much could be counter-productive. Crunching together the results of five previous studies, involving almost 150,000 men and women, showed that those who enjoyed one or two mugs of coffee a day were 11 per cent less likely to develop heart failure than those who had none. Heart attack survivors gained as much benefit as those with healthy hearts.