Drink coffee, but not more than six cups a day

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Coffee is one of the most loved beverages around the world. One feels energised and gains better focus immediately after consuming it. But drinking too much of it causes adverse effects on both body and mind. One may experience nausea, and feel irritable with lots of coffee due to the stimulant, caffeine, in it.

Studies have linked excess caffeine to high blood pressure, which affects cardiovascular health. The question is “how much of coffee is too much?” A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition seems to have the answer. It says consuming six or more cups of coffee a day can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 22%.

The study, based on UK Biobank data of 347,077 people between ages 37 to 73, examined the  caffeine-metabolising gene’s ability to process caffeine. It was found people despite quicker metabolism of caffeine, consumption of more caffeine more frequently would not be without harm to health.

So, now you know how much is too much when it comes to coffee.


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