Sickness Prevention

Grab a cup of joe to help protect against heart failure


Sickness prevention is usually on the forefront of everyone's minds, and people are constantly searching for new, simple ways that they can reduce their risk of disease. If you drink coffee daily, a new study suggests that you may already be helping your body stave off heart disease. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently found that moderate coffee consumption may protect against heart failure.

This is an exciting find, considering that researchers have been debating whether coffee is good for you for decades. The scientists examined five past studies to come to their conclusion, and determined that consuming roughly 16 ounces of coffee per day may help protect against heart disease.

"There is a good deal of research showing that drinking coffee lowers the risk for type 2 diabetes," said senior author Murray Mittleman, M.D., "It stands to reason that if you lower the risk of diabetes, you also lower the risk of heart failure."

The scientists added that more research needs to be done, so don't go rush out and drink a bunch of coffee just yet. However, future studies could prove that a few cups a day is good for the heart. 

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