Why That Extra Cup Of Coffee May Be Medicine For Your Heart « CBS Denver

March 4, 2015 3:30 AM

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Why That Extra Cup Of Coffee May Be Medicine For Your Heart « CBS Denver

The news on coffee and health keeps getting better and better. The latest comes from a study in the journal Heart which says people who drink a lot of java appear to be at lower risk of clogged heart arteries than non-coffee drinkers.

The study looked at more than 25,000 people — average age 41 — with no symptoms of heart disease. All had calcium scans done on their hearts. That “calcium score” is a fairly reliable indicator of whether the heart arteries have plaque or blockages building up.

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