Friday, a coffee study was published by the Mayo Clinic and has created a buzz this weekend; the coffee study showed that people under 55 years of age who consume a large amount of coffee have a higher risk factor for death.
Specifically, the coffee study showed that men under 55 years of age who drink over 28 cups of coffee each week are 56 percent more likely to die from anything else. Women in the same category were twice as likely to die. The coffee study used 43,727 men and women between the ages of 20 to 87 and between the years of 1971 and 2002.
Xuemei Sui was the second co-author of the study and an assistant professor of exercise science with the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, according to the Lansing State Journal. Sui said:
From our study, it seems safe to drink one to three cups of coffee a day. Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day may endanger health.
Coffee has been the center of several major studies and both health risks and benefits have been shown, but this study focused on the amount of coffee the participants drank. And essentially, the end result is that drinking more coffee isn’t better for you.
The coffee study deduced that caffeine in coffee elevated heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar levels, according to the Lansing State Journal. But the coffee study also revealed that coffee contains a healthy amount of antioxidants.
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Sources: Lansing State Journal