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You can drink 25 cups of coffee a day safely!
If you’re a coffee addict and can’t wait until your next cup then new research will surely put a smile on your face. You can drink 25 cups of coffee a day safely and it isn’t bad for your heart.
Previous studies have suggested the drink can stiffen arteries, with caffeine lovers often advised to cut down on their consumption.
But a study of more than 8000 people across the UK found that drinking an average of five cups a day was actually no worse for their arteries than drinking less than a cup a day.
The research was part funded by the British Heart Foundation, was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester. Experts from Queen Mary University of London divided 8,412 participants into three groups for their study. The first group was made up of participants who drank less than one cup of coffee a day, the second contained those who drink between one and three cups a day, and the third was made up of people who drink more than three.
Some people drank up to 25 cups a day in the latter group – but the average was five cups a day.
Researchers found even those drinking the higher daily amounts were no more likely to have stiffening of arteries than those who drank less than one cup a day. Previous studies have suggested that coffee stiffens arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.