People who drink multiple cups of coffee could be lowering their risk of heart problems according to a new study published in the journal Heart.
An international team of researchers, led by the Kangbuk Samsung hospital in Seoul, South Korea discovered that the coffee drinkers amongst a group of over 25,000 study participants had a smaller risk of calcium deposits forming in their arteries in comparison to the non-coffee drinkers.
A build up of plaque in the coronary arteries known as Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) results in a reduced flow of blood to the heart that can result in Coronary heart disease and trigger heart attacks.
Despite the buzz, the researchers suggested caution, saying further research was necessary including participants beyond South Korea and with more specific guidelines about the kinds of coffee participants drank.
Here are 5 more Coffee Perks, you might not know about:
- Coffee drinkers are happier – people who drink coffee are less likely to be moody and depressed, according to the American Academy of Neurology.
- Coffee improves your moral compass – according to research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, caffeine helps combat tiredness for overworked employees, enabling them to be less susceptible to pressure from higher-ups to do unethical things at work
- Coffee makes you a better athlete – in a multi-benefit boost coffee provides a surge in adrenaline levels and also helps you lose weight by breaking down your body fat as you exercise.
- Better Concentration – coffee allows you to focus more intently, which leads to an increase in the quality of your work and productivity.
- Coffee could improve Brain Function and help people with Alzheimer’s disease – A study that gave caffeinated coffee to mice resulted in a slower progression of the disease, or zero development of the disease at all.