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COFFEE SAID TO LOWER HEART DISEASE DEATH RATE

Jun 21, 2008
A scientific study says drinking a few cups of coffee daily can help lower the death rate in individuals suffering from heart disease.

The study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine claims women who drink at least two to three cups of coffee daily are 25 percent less likely to die of cardiovascular disease or stroke. Findings also show to get the same benefit for men they have to consume high amounts of coffee.

The study says that while the caffeine in coffee causes short-term increases in blood pressure, other ingredients such as magnesium and various antioxidants can negate this effect. The study claims that certain antioxidants in coffee prevent the oxidation of cholesterol to dangerous compounds, leading to fewer heart events.

Scientists at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid found no relationship between coffee consumption and cancer deaths.

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