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Do you suffer from stiffened arteries? Don't blame coffee for it.

Kateřina Staníková
July 14, 2019

New study suggests excessive coffee consumption does not cause arteries to stiffen, putting pressure on the heart

You can drink up to 25 cups of coffee a day without increasing the likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke

When drinking coffee, you will still have a bad breath, though...

Do you remember to be advised by your parents, doctors, scientists not to drink more than 3 cups of coffee a day? Tell them all they are wrong – at least according to a new study of more than 8,000 people across the UK. This study revealed that even those drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day were no more likely to have stiffening of arteries than those who drank less than one cup a day.


The research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), was presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester in June this year. Some previous studies have suggested that coffee stiffens arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke, with drinkers warned to cut down their consumption.


Love and drink your coffee but keep in mind

-      Instant coffee contains unwealthy level of potassium

-      coffee stimulates your digestion so sometimes less nutrients from food are absorbed

-      coffee disturbes the absorbation of iron so remember to drink it separately from iron-rich foods.


In order to maintain a fresh breath finish your cup of coffee by drinking a glass of water (coffee itself stops flushing of dead cells in the mouth, which later begin to decompose)


So if you do not suffer of jitterness, sleep-deprivation or high blood pressure help yourself and have a cup of espresso every hour of your day and night. Whether you are Scandinavian where the consumption of coffee per capita is on highest or from Pakistan or Vietnam where coffee tea is more preferred your arteries will be just fine. 


At least until a new study with suprising outcome is releasedJ



Kateřina Staníková
Kateřina Staníková
Media & Marketing, Data journalist
Ms. Stanikova is responsible for development of Helgi Library’s communications strategy. She has more than ten years of experience in journalism and communications. Ms. Stanikova was a frequent contributer to news webportal Her career includes producing and reporting for broadcaster such as Czech Radio, FTV Prima. She also worked for U-Turn Media Group, one of the first providers of mobile news in the world. She works on production projects for Post Bellum non-profit organisation documenting witness accounts of world wide political and wartime events during the twentieth century. She holds a Master Degree of Journalism and Media communication from Charles University, Prague.