Coffee May Cut Heart Risk In Women

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Long-term drinking up to 6 cups of coffee a day may decrease risk for dying from heart disease in women.

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A team of researchers from of Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain examined data from 84214 US women between 1980 and 2004 and 41736 US men between 1986 and 2004. None of the participants had a cardiovascular and cancer history before the study began. Study participants were given questionnaires on their coffee drinking, smoking, dieting, and lifestyle habits. Researchers also examined their medical history. Participants were then checked for mortality rates and the causes of deaths.

Women drinking from two to three cups of coffee a day had 25% lower risk for dying from heart disease than those women not drinking coffee. Men drinking coffee showed a bit increase risk for dying from heart disease, but the percentage was too low. Decaffeinated coffee consumption

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