Coffee lovers take heart from new study.


DRINKING 25 cups of coffee a day may not harm the heart, scientists say.

Such a mammoth consumption could be no more dangerous than downing one or less.

It follows studies urging people to cut down after claiming coffee stiffens arteries and raises the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

For the latest study, 8412 Brits were split into groups - less than one coffee a day drinkers, one to three, and more than three. The last group averaged five a day. Some drank up to 25.

All had MRI heart scans and pulse tests which showed that drinking five a day, or 25, was no worse for the arteries than less than one, even when age, weight and smoking status were factored in.

Dr Kenneth Fung, of Queen Mary University of London, said: "Despite the huge popularity of coffee worldwide, different reports could put people off it. Our research indicates coffee isn't as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest."


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