A new study completed at Brazil’s University of Sao Paolo found that coffee drinkers who consume more than three cups per day may enjoy a lower risk for heart problems like clogged arteries. Researchers surveyed more than 4,400 Sao Paolo residents regarding their coffee-drinking habits and analyzed this information with coronary artery calcium readings. They found that consistent consumption of more than three cups of coffee per day decreased the risk of coronary calcification among participants who never smoked.
Researchers note that they were unable to prove a cause-and-effect from their data. Likewise, coffee consumption did not seem to benefit the arteries of smokers.
These findings were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association on March 28, 2018.