(PTI) Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may slash the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke by more than a fifth, new research has claimed.
The lowest cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk is seen at an intake of approximately 3 cups of coffee per day, with a percentage risk reduction of up to 21 per cent, according to a report published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC).
Two 2014 meta-analyses suggest an association between coffee consumption and CVD risk, proposing a ‘U-shaped’ pattern whereby optimal protective effects were achieved with 3-5 cups of coffee per day.
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Drinking 3-4 cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25 per cent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to consuming none or less than 2 cups per day, researchers said.