Mahilig ka ba mag-kape? Kung tama ang result ng recent study, there's less reason para magpigil.
A recent research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has concluded that drinking up to 25 cups a day would not clog your heart's arteries.
Ang research team ay pinamunuan ni Professor Steffen Petersen sa Queen Mary University of London, at ibinahagi sa British Cardiovascular Society Conference sa Manchester, England, noong June 3, 2019.
The researchers did a test among 8,412 coffee drinkers in the United Kingdom categorized in three groups: those who drink less than a cup per day, those who drink one to three cups, and those who drink more than three.
Each participant was asked to take an MRI heart scan and infrared pulse wave test to see the results.
Age, gender, ethnicity, smoking status, height, weight, blood pressure, alcohol and food intake were also taken into consideration throughout the process.
And the results?
Ayon sa BHF. "People who consumed more than 25 cups of coffee a day were excluded [from the test], but no increased stiffening of arteries was associated with those who drank up to this high limit when compared with those who drank less than one cup a day."
This is better than good news for coffee lovers who are already cheering the findings that drinking coffee can actually lower the risk of dying from a heart disease.
However, a study of the Australian Centre for Precision Health published in the March 2019 edition of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition puts the tipping point at five cups of coffee wherein beyond that limit "caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk."
BHF Associate Medical Director Metin Avkiran says their study plays a big role in helping people distinguish which data about coffee they should be swearing by.
Aniya, "There are several conflicting studies saying different things about coffee, and it can be difficult to filter what we should believe and what we shouldn’t.
"This research will hopefully put some of the media reports in perspective, as it rules out one of the potential detrimental effects of coffee on our arteries."
Drink up, coffee friends! But here's the caveat. Healthline.com also clarifies that too much caffeine intake can still bring side effects to other parts of your body.
It increases alertness, heart rate, energy levels, bowel movement, and urine frequency that, in turn, can lead to anxiety, insomnia, diarrhea, high blood pressure, fatigue, and addiction.
Results may vary from person to person. So, enjoy your coffee, mga bes! But be aware na may warning pa rin.