Consuming 3-4 cups of coffee reduces risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A new study published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) has revealed that coffee consumption at moderate levels reduces (CVD) mortality by 21%. Coronary and stroke remains the primary cause of death across Europe, responsible for 51% of all deaths in women and 42% of all deaths in men.

The study findings reflect that optimal health protective effects are conferred by drinking 3-4 cops of coffee per day. Consuming three or four cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25% lower risk of developing compared to consuming none or less than 2 cups per day.

The results reflect a differentiation by area population as 2 cups of coffee per day may offer the greatest protection in a Japanese population, whilst 3 cups may provide the greatest protection in UK and US .

The researchers attribute the health benefit of coffee to the anti-inflammatory and of coffee, and the known association between coffee consumption and risk reduction as CVD mortality is typically higher in this group. The scientists suggest that fifty percent of cases in women could be reduced by modifying lifestyle choices. In males, a combination of 5 healthy behaviors (a , moderate alcohol consumption (10 to 30 g/ day), no smoking, being physically active and having no abdominal fat) could prevent 79% of myocardial infarction events.


Crippa A. et al. (2014) Coffee consumption and mortality from all causes, , and : a dose-response meta-analysis. Am J Epidemiol. 180(8):763-75

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