Will That Extra Cup of Coffee Lead to Death?
the MPR take:
Previous studies have shown the beneficial effects of coffee consumption including reducing the risk of diabetes and liver cancer. In a new study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III was used to determine whether coffee has an effect on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. 8608 patients were included in the study; these patients were grouped into six categories (no coffee consumption, less than 1 cup, 1 cup/day, 2–3 cups/day, 4–5 cups/day, >6 cups/day). Using the no consumption group as a reference, researchers examined the prevalence of stroke-related mortality, CHF-related mortality, ischemia-related mortality, and all-cause mortality. Based on the evidence in this study there does not appear to be a link between coffee consumption and cardiovascular mortality or all-cause mortality. Consumption of any quantity of coffee was found to be safe and did not increase mortality risk. More research will need to be done considering the findings of this study differ from those revealed in other recently published studies.