(MEDICAL NEWS TODAY) – Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts.
There appears to be a study praising the health benefits of coffee published every other week.
Over recent years, researchers have concluded that caffeine protects against diabetes, heart failure, and stroke. Higher levels of coffee consumption have also been linked with a lower risk of mortality.
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Still, as the evidence mounts in support of caffeine's health benefits, the mechanism behind its protective powers is still not completely understood.
Scientists from Heinrich-Heine-University and the IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, recently set out to identify the cellular pathways involved in caffeine's heart-protective ability.