Coffee Linked to Reduced Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease
Drinking 2 to 3 daily cups of coffee, including ground, instant, or decaffeinated coffee, is associated with significant reductions in new cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality, compared with avoiding coffee, a new analysis of the prospective UK Biobank suggests. Ground and instant coffee, but interestingly, not decaffeinated coffee intake was also associated with reduced risk of new-onset arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation.
@debina Daily coffee intake should not be discouraged by physicians but rather considered part of a healthy diet. Drinking 1 to 5 cups/day of ground or instant coffee (but not decaffeinated coffee) was associated with a significant reduction in incident arrhythmia. The lowest risk was with 4 to 5 cups/day for ground coffee (hazard ratio [HR] 0.83; 95% CI, 0.76 - 0.91; P < .0001) and 2 to 3 cups/day for instant coffee (HR, 0.88; 95% CI, 0.85 - 0.92; P < .0001). Habitual coffee drinking of up to 5 cups/day was also associated with significant reductions in the risk of incident CVD, when compared with nondrinkers.