Regular Coffee Drinkers Have ‘Cleaner’ Arteries

Regular Coffee Drinkers Have ‘Cleaner’ ArteriesRegular Coffee Drinkers Have ‘Cleaner’ Arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe.

According to the latest research from South Korea, published in the journal Heart, people who drank a few cups of coffee a day were less likely to have calcium deposits in their coronary arteries than people who drank more than this or no coffee at all, BBC News Website reported.

“We need to take care when generalizing these results because it is based on the South Korean populations, who have different diet and lifestyle habits to other people,” said Victoria Taylor of the British Heart Foundation.The study authors also say more research is needed to confirm and explain the link.

In the US, experts say up to 400mg caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults.

One mug of instant coffee, one mug of filter coffee, one mug of tea and one can of cola have respectively 100mg, 140mg, 75mg and 40mg of caffeine.