New Study Reveals That Caffeine Is Good For Health
As the most commonly consumed beverages in the United States, coffee is the main source of caffeine and there are many research conducted about coffee and health impact. Many famous people who are the coffee addict and willing to spend their money to taste the worldwide most expensive coffee, even though clinical experts advising people to decrease coffee consumption for a better health. No matter how dangerous for human body if they consume coffee regularly, coffee addict won’t stop it. But the question is, is that true that caffeine or coffee is bad for our health? Not really.
This is good news for coffee lovers. A new study from University of California has revealed that there is no impact between caffeine and heartbeat. The current clinical belief, regular caffeine consumption will give impact of extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in rare cases to heart- or stroke-related morbidity and mortality. However, a new study has found that there is no correlation between drinking coffee regularly and extra heartbeats.
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The study about coffee and health, carried out by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco appears in Journal of the American Heart Association on January 2016 issue : Consumption of Caffeinated Products and Cardiac Ectopy. Using the PACs (premature atrial contractions) which have been shown to result in atrial fibrillation, stroke and death, and PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) which associated with increased heart failure, coronary artery disease and death, the result are totally different to what people have been told for decades. The research even doubting a long-last clinical advice about avoiding caffeine consumption for a better health. Dr Gregory Marcus, the research lead said:
“Clinical recommendations advising against the regular consumption of caffeinated products to prevent disturbances of the heart’s cardiac rhythm should be reconsidered, as we may unnecessarily be discouraging consumption of items like chocolate, coffee and tea that might actually have cardiovascular benefits.”
“Given our recent work demonstrating that extra heartbeats can be dangerous, this finding is especially relevant.”
The study measured the chronic consumption of caffeinated products over a 12-month period, rather than acute consumption. Involving 1,388 people with an average age of 72, which 60 per cent of them drank some sort of caffeinated product every day. The participants were given a baseline food frequency assessment and 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography monitoring. As the result, the researchers found no differences in the number of PACs or PVCs per hour across levels of coffee, tea and chocolate consumption. More frequent consumption of these products was not associated with extra heartbeats. Which is defeated the all known theory about coffee and health impact.
Previous studies have linked both types of contractions to caffeine consumption – but researchers say these studies were conducted many decades ago, did not use PACs or PVCs as a primary outcome, and examined patients with known arrhythmias. Even the earlier research shows that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day might help people live longer. Regular coffee consumption will reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, and Type 2 diabetes, Mirror.co.uk reported.
But as cited from Express.co.uk, health guidelines state that if a patient’s history is consistent with premature extra beats, potential exacerbating factors – such as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine – should be eliminated.