Regularly drinking coffee may help to protect your heart
Very Interesting|January/February 2022
Researchers at the Heart and Vascular Centre, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, have found that drinking up to three cups of coffee a day may help protect your cardiovascular system.

The team studied data from nearly 500,000 people registered in the UK Biobank with an average age of 56 and no signs of heart disease at the time of recruitment. They divided them into three categories according to their coffee habits - non-drinkers, up to three-cup-a-day drinkers, and more than three-cup-a-day drinkers.

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