Too much of coffee can take a toll on your heart health: Study

Consumption of too much coffee can take a toll on your heart health, suggested the findings of a new study. The researchers from the Australian Centre for Precision Health at the University of South Australia found that that long-term, heavy coffee consumption - six or more cups a day - can increase the number of lipids (fats) in your blood to significantly heighten your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Importantly, this correlation is both positive and dose-dependent, meaning that the more coffee you drink, the greater the risk of CVD. It`s a bitter pill, especially for lovers of coffee, but according to UniSA researcher, Professor Elina Hypponen, it`s one we must swallow if we want to keep our hearts healthy. Cafestol is mainly present in unfiltered brews, such as French press, Turkish and Greek coffees, but it`s also in espressos, which is the base for most barista-made coffees, including lattes and cappuccinos. There is no or very little cafestol in filtered and instant coffee, so with respect to effects on lipids, those are good coffee choices.