Drinking more than 5 cups of coffee daily can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, says a new study.
While a 2017 study showed that drinking 4 or more cups of coffee in a day could reduce the risk of death, you may still want to halt at 5 cups. The new study conducted by researchers from University of South Australia suggests that drinking 6 or more cups of coffee daily increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by nearly 22 percent.
The major reason behind such a risk is the caffeine, say the researchers. Consuming too much of it can increase blood pressure and can later lead to cardiovascular disease.
According to author Elina Hypponen from the Australian Centre for Precision Health, most people may feel irritable or even nauseous perhaps when they consume a lot of coffee. This is because caffeine aids the body to work harder and faster, although it’s also likely that one might have reached his/her limit of caffeine consumption for the time being, Hypponen added.
The study was conducted using data of 347,077 adults, between the age group 37 to 73.
The point where caffeine began affecting the participants’ cardiovascular risk negatively was at 6 cups. Thus, to maintain a healthy blood pressure and heart, people should limit their consumption of coffee to less than 6 cups daily, Hypponen noted.