Sunday 21 January 2018

New study shows that coffee is not linked to heart condition


There is no association between coffee consumption and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally-fast heart rate, according to a new study.

The research in the open access journal BMC Medicine examined four other studies, making it the largest study of its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years.

Lead author Susanna Larsson, from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, said: "This is the largest prospective study to date on the association between coffee consumption and risk of atrial fibrillation.

"We find no evidence that high consumption of coffee increases the risk of atrial fibrillation. This is important because it shows that people who like coffee can safely continue to consume it, at least in moderation, without the risk of developing this condition."

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