Daily coffee may help lower heart failure risk, study suggests

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Good news, coffee lovers: Your daily cup of Joe might be doing good by your heart, namely by helping to reduce the risk of heart failure, suggests the findings of a new study.
In an analysis of data from three large studies on the topic, researchers found that overall, those who reported drinking one or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had "an associated decreased long-term heart failure risk," they said.

For the report, published in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal on Tuesday, researchers used machine learning to examine data from a large study from the Framingham Heart Study, referencing this data against two other studies, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and the Cardiovascular Health Study, according to a news release on the findings.

"Each study included at least 10 years of follow-up, and, collectively, the studies provided information on more than 21,000 U.S. adult participants," researchers said.

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When analyzing the Framingham Heart and the Cardiovascular Health studies, researchers noted that when compared to non-coffee drinkers, the risk of heart failure decreased by 5% to 12% for each cup they drank each day. As for the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, researchers noted that those who drank at least two cups of java per day had a 30% lower risk of heart failure, while the risk of…
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