An increasing body of scientific literature debunks the alleged negative health effects of coffee. A new study from the University of California at San Francisco brings more prove that coffee consumption isn’t linked to an increased heart pace.
Whether you like eating chocolate, having a cup of black tea or a freshly brewed cup of coffee, clinical recommendations advise you to put that cup or chocolate down. Caffeine consumption is linked to a host of heart problems. Among them researchers note an increased cardiac rhythm.
According to lead author of the study Doctor Gregory Marcus, director of clinical research with the cardiology division of the UCSF, current clinical recommendations should be reconsidered. Regular consumption of caffeinated products may not be as damaging as it is assumed. While additional research of the consumption of caffeinated products is needed, the UCSF study brought forth evidence to support the idea that coffee consumption isn’t lined to an increased heart pace.
Premature atrial contraction and premature ventricular contractions are associated with a host of heart disease forms. Past research has pinpointed caffeine consumption as one of the causes for both PACs or PVCs. Against this background, the American College of Cardiology in association with the American Heart Association recommend that caffeine consumption should be entirely stopped if heart problems are to be deterred. Doctor Marcus added:
“Given our recent work demonstrating that extra heartbeats can be dangerous, this finding is especially relevant”.
Sometimes, extra heartbeats may lead to stroke and other heart problems. However, these are not caused by caffeine consumption. The study involved almost 1,400 healthy people and spanned a period of 12 months. Their caffeine consumption was monitored for the duration of the study. In addition, all participants wore portable heart monitor devices to measure their cardiac rhythm for 24 hours.
Over 60 percent of those involved in the study consumed at least one caffeinated product per day. Even the participants who consumed more than just one caffeinated product per day did not present extra heartbeats.
The community-based study looked at the effect of caffeinated products and thus caffeine consumption on the participants’ cardiac rhythm. No significant effects were found. The study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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