Cups Of Coffee Daily Could Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

Cups Of Coffee Daily Could Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

But the new study which involved researchers in the University of Melbourne's Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute along with partners in the United States consistently demonstrated a reduction in atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) with increasing levels of caffeine ingestion, NAN reports. While some arrhythmias may be harmless or even go unnoticed in patients, others can increase risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, causes the heart to beat rapidly and skip beats, and if left untreated, can lead to strokes.

New scientific research has found that drinking several cups of coffee a day is perfectly safe and appears to possess many health benefits - even if you have a history of heart problems.

Both large population studies and randomized control trials suggest caffeine intake of up to 300 mg/day may be safe for arrhythmic patients.

"There is a public perception, often based on anecdotal experience, that caffeine is a common acute trigger for heart rhythm problems", lead author Peter Kistler, PhD, director of electrophysiology at Alfred Hospital and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, said in a statement. For instance, one of the studies they analyzed featured 228,465 participants and showed AFib frequency decreasing by 6 percent in regular coffee drinkers.

Drinking coffee and tea every day may actually benefit people with heart troubles.

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Reseachers reviewed 11 worldwide studies which involved 360,000 people to come to their conclusions. Caffeine is also able to block the activity of adenosine receptors.

The results of the study help clarify the links between caffeine and some heart conditions, and possibly proves that coffee, to some extent, is beneficial for people with heart arrhythmias.

The effects of beverages such as coffee and tea are widely studied but still not clearly understood.

"Caffeinated beverages such as coffee and tea may have long-term antiarrhythmic properties mediated by antioxidant effects and antagonism of adenosine", said Kistler. "Energy drinks contain caffeine at much higher concentrations than tea or coffee, and can include other compounds, which can trigger arrhythmias".

About 75 percent of patients with heart conditions who drank two or more energy drinks in a day had palpitations within 24 hours, the researchers found.

The effects of caffeine may differ from person to person, so the researchers note that people who are susceptible to caffeine should continue to avoid it. Doctors typically advise patients suffering from such heart problems to avoid caffeinated drinks, but is that really a good thing?

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