Many of us joke that we can’t live without our morning coffee. But a pair of new studies suggests that drinking coffee is associated with longer life and lower instances of cancer or chronic disease.
Patients often have questions about the safety of coffee, caffeinated soft drinks and other drinks that contain caffeine. I typically tell them that there have been many studies of caffeine over decades, and to date, the vast majority indicate that there is no adverse effect on heart health with normal doses.
Recent research shows that atrial fibrillation (Afib) is not more common in people who drink a few cups of coffee a day compared to those who avoid caffeine entirely. Coffee drinkers concerned about their heart health will be happy to learn more about the research findings. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition … Read More