Good news, coffee lovers: a new study says that enjoying java isn't bad for heart health - even if you down massive amounts of coffee.
While previous studies have linked coffee consumption to stiffening of arteries, new research shows that doesn't seem to be true. A study from the Queen Mary University of London recently looked at 8,412 people across the UK with different coffee habits to find out what kind of impact the beverage has on your arteries.
Using MRI heart scans and infrared pulse wave tests, researchers looked at the artery health of three groups of coffee consumers: people who drank less than one cup of coffee a day, people who drink one to three cups, and people who consume four or more cups a day. They found that even when people drank up to 25 cups of joe a day, there still wasn't any noticeable impact on their arteries.
"Whilst we can't prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn't as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest," study co-author Dr. Kenneth Fung told Independent.
So the next time you need an extra cup or two of coffee to get through a rough day, you won't have to worry about having a heart attack.