By Ernie Mundell and Robert Priddt

Healthday Reporters

TUESDAY, February 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Fill that mug: one or more cups containing caffeine Coffee One day can reduce your risk Heart beat stop, New research suggests.

However, there was one caviate: decaffeinated Coffee Does not appear to provide the same protection as Caffeine– Rich blends.

Senior writer Drs. “The relationship between caffeine and decreased risk of heart failure was surprising,” said David Cao. “Coffee and caffeine are often considered ‘bad’ by the general population heart Because people support them Heartbeat, high blood pressure, etc.”

However, “the continuing relationship between increased consumption of caffeine and reducing the risk of heart failure, which becomes a perception on its head,” Coo, director of cardiology and medicine at the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine K is an assistant professor. . His team published their findings in the journal on 9 February Circulation: Heart failure.

Still, the findings cannot prove the cause and effect, and they also do not mean that coffee is any substitute for staying healthy when it comes to your heart, Cao said.

“There is not yet enough clear evidence to recommend increasing coffee consumption to reduce risk. heart disease In a news release he stated that stopping smoking, losing weight or exercising with equal vigor and certainty.

In their study, Cao and his colleagues analyzed data from more than 21,000 American adults who participated in three major studies: the Framingham Heart Study, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, and the Cardiovascular Health Study. Participants were followed for at least 10 years.

In all three studies, drinking one or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day was associated with decreased long-term risk of heart failure.

In Framingham Heart and Cardiovascular Health studies, the risk of heart failure fell by 5% –12% per cup every day, compared to no coffee.

The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study found that the risk of heart failure did not change with 0 to 1 cup of coffee per day, but was approximately 30% lower in those who had at least 2 cups a day.


Decaffeinated coffee extracts were different. The cardiovascular health study found no association between decaf and heart failure risk, while the Framingham Heart Study found that deaf was associated with a significantly higher risk of heart failure.

Further analysis revealed that caffeine someone Source reduction appeared to be associated with increased risk of heart failure, and that caffeine played at least some role in coffee’s apparent cardiac benefit according to the authors.

“Despite being unable to prove a work-cause, it is interesting that these three studies show that drinking coffee reduces the risk of heart failure and that coffee can be part of a healthy dietary pattern if plain. , To be consumed without sugar and high-fat dairy products. In the form of cream, “said Penny Chris-Atherton, past chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council Leadership Committee.

“Bottom line: Enjoy coffee in moderation as part of an overall heart-healthy dietary pattern that meets the recommendations of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat / nonfat dairy products, and also sodium. , Is low in saturated fat and added sugar, ”Chris-Atherton advised in the release.

“In addition, it is important to note that caffeine is a stimulant and that too much intake can be problematic – which can cause irritation and sleep problems,” she said.

Two other cardiologists – both unaffiliated to the new study – weighed in on the findings.

Dr. Michael Goffman directs clinical cardiology in the Long Island Jewish Forest Hills of New York City. He said the study had some flaws.

“Coffee intake was self-reported, and thus there was a risk of multiple impurities,” Goffman said. “Also, the amount of coffee was not standardized. Does a cup mean 8 ounces of coffee, or 20 ounces?”

He reported that earlier studies have shown that too much coffee was tied to the “hard” of a significant portion of the heart aorta. On the other hand, several studies have shown that America’s favorite morning decoction is associated with a lower odds for Parkinson’s disease.

So, “until further studies are done to directly address this question, I would advise patients to use common sense regarding their coffee consumption and consult their physician about specific intake limits , “Goffman said.


Dr. Guy Mintz directs heart health at Northwell Health’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital

He largely agreed with Goffman, saying the new findings show “an interesting association”, but are not strong enough to warrant any recommendations to support your coffee intake.

Mintaz noted that there are different types of heart failure, so “what type of heart failure affects caffeine?” He asked.

He said “caffeinated coffee in moderation can be part of a heart-healthy diet without any fatal effects,” but other than that, the new study is only “a starting point” for further investigation.

“Patients who do not drink coffee should not start,” Mintz believes, “and patients certainly do not begin to consume supplements such as caffeine with 5-hour energy or Red Bull, etc. In order to reduce their risk of heart failure. “

In the meantime, he said, “research and storytelling need to continue.”

more information

America’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers a Guide to a healthy heart.

Sources: Michael Goffman, MD, Director, Clinical Cardiology, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, New York City; Guy L. Mintz, MD, Director, Heart Health and Lipidology, Sandwell Atlas Bass Heart Hospital of Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY; Circulation: Heart failure, News release, 9 February 2021 News from HealthDay

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