A new analysis, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure, reviewed five studies conducted between 2001 and 2011 on the health benefits of daily coffee drinking. It included a total of 140,220 patients.
From CNN Health:
“Heart failure shares risk factors with other cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes are particularly strong risk factors for heart failure,” explains Elizabeth Mostofsky, the first author of the analysis and a post doctoral research fellow at the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
“We think coffee is lowering the risk for diabetes, which is lowering the risk for heart failure.”
Remember: two cups equates to 16 total ounces. Drinking more than four cups per day appears to cancel out the positive benefits of coffee drinking. The study did not factor in caffeinated and decaffeinated, how strong the coffee was, and what it was doctored with.
The AHA recommendation is that individuals with heart failure should drink no more than 16 ounces of caffeinated beverages per day.