Adelaide: Drinking too much coffee can affect your heart health, according to a new study. Researchers at the Australian Center for Precision Health at the University of South Australia found that this heavy, long-term consumption of coffee – six cups or more a day – can increase the number of lipids (fats) in your body. Blood and greatly increase your risk. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).
It is important to note that this correlation is both positive and dose dependent. The more coffee you drink, the higher the risk of CVD. It’s a bitter pill, especially for coffee lovers, but according to UniSA researcher Professor Elina Hypponen, it’s a pill that we have to swallow to keep our hearts healthy.
“There is certainly a lot of scientific debate about the pros and cons of coffee, but while it looks like we’re walking old ground, it’s important to understand how one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world can affect ours Health, ”said Professor Hypponen.
“In this study, we examined genetic and phenotypic links between coffee consumption and plasma lipid profiles – cholesterol and fat in your blood – and found causal evidence that habitual coffee consumption contributes to an undesirable lipid that can increase your risk of heart disease,” he added Professor Hypponen.
Professor Hypponen added, “High blood lipids are a known risk factor for heart disease. Interestingly, it was interesting to use these together as coffee beans contain a very powerful cholesterol-increasing compound (cafestol).
Cafestol is primarily found in unfiltered breweries like the French press, Turkish and Greek coffee, but is also found in espresso, which is the basis for most of the coffees made by baristas like lattes and cappuccinos. Filtered coffee and instant coffee contain very little or no cafestol. So when it comes to the effects on fat, these are good types of coffee.
“The impact of this study is potentially enormous. In my opinion it is especially important that people with high cholesterol or with heart disease carefully choose the type of coffee they drink, ”said Professor Hypponen.
Professor Hypponen added, “It is important to note that the coffee-lipid combination is dose dependent. The more you drink unfiltered coffee, the higher your blood lipids are, putting you at an increased risk of heart disease. “
Around 3 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world every day. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, causing an estimated 17.9 million deaths annually.
The study used data from 362,571 UK biobank participants, ages 37 to 73, who used triangulation of phenotypic and genetic approaches to conduct comprehensive analyzes.
While the jury is not yet informed about the health effects of coffee, Professor Hypponen said it is always wise to choose filtered coffee when possible and to be wary of excesses, especially when possible. This is a stimulant like coffee.
“Coffee is very important to many people, so it will always be a controversial topic,” said Prof. Hypponen.
“Our research shows that too much coffee is clearly not good for cardiovascular health, which certainly has an impact on those who are already at risk. Of course, unless we know otherwise, the well-used adage is generally good – all in moderation – as far as health is concerned, this is usually good advice, ”concluded Professor Hypponen.