Weekly Health Tips
Good News for Coffee Lovers
A new study says that drinking three to five 8 oz. cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing hardening of the arteries, which could then lower the risk for heart attack. Researchers discovered that drinking this amount was linked with decreased calcium build-up in the arteries, an early sign of hardening of the arteries. Researchers surveyed 25,000 healthy people, average age 41, regarding their diets, and used CT scans to estimate calcium build-up in their heart arteries. As coffee intake rose, calcium build-up fell. Experts say to limit add-ins (sugar, syrups, creamers), which could offset the benefits.