BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A new research adds to the multiple benefits of coffee consumption, making all coffee lovers happy. If you can’t start the day without having a cup of the dark and steamy goodness, you can be sure your heart stays healthy. The study revealed a correlation between caffeine consumption and a lower risk of both stroke and heart failure.
Coffee consumption is good for the heart
A huge number of people in the world drink coffee regularly, and need at least two cups every day to function properly. For quite a long time, they kept wondering if such a habit is healthy for their heart, and a new research is here to calm them down.
The study has been performed by scientists from the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Aurora. It turns out that coffee consumption cuts plenty of health risks. Although caffeine seems bad for the heart, consuming it regularly can prevent people from suffering both strokes and heart failure.
Researchers used machine learning to find the data patterns they were looking for
To reach the results they were looking for, researchers analyzed a series of data in the traditional way. Moreover, they also used machine learning to study all their findings, and what resulted was a correlation between higher coffee consumption and lower chances of experiencing cardiac events.
Most of the data was provided by the Framingham Heart Study, a body of information collected since 1948. The algorithm can identify patterns which otherwise would be hard to spot, given the huge amount of data they used. This is how they established that high coffee consumption per week reduces the stroke risk by 8 percent, and the heart failure risk by 7 percent.
After analyzing two other sets of data through a traditional method, they found the same correlation. However, researchers warn people to be careful. They might have used an overwhelming amount of data, but they couldn’t tell for sure that coffee consumption was a direct cause for a lower heart risk.
These findings have been presented at this year’s Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.
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