Moderate coffee consumption may not affect heart health

Sept. 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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EVESHAM, England, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Drinking a moderate amount of coffee -- about two 8-ounce cups a day -- may not be linked with increased cardiovascular risk, a European non-profit says.

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee -- comprised of several major European coffee companies -- said a review of recent studies indicates for most healthy people, moderate coffee consumption was unlikely to adversely affect cardiovascular health.

Furthermore, a study published earlier this year found green tea and coffee consumption resulted in reduced risk of stroke incidence in the Japanese population, the organization says.

A wider body of evidence indicates the impact of coffee on cholesterol is dependent on the brewing method -- unfiltered coffee raises serum cholesterol levels whereas, but this is not the case with filtered coffee because the cholesterol-raising compounds in coffee are retained in the paper filter, the ISIC says.

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