US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found out which way of making coffee reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. The results of the study were published by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Scientists conducted a survey of more than half a million people aged 20 to 79 years.
Participants answered questions about the amount of coffee consumed, the method of preparation. In addition, data were collected such as height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, as well as the presence of bad habits, indicators of physical activity and education.
According to the researchers, all these factors could affect both the level of drink consumption and the risks of cardiovascular diseases.
The experiment lasted 20 years. During this time, 46 461 people died, of which 12 621 – from cardiovascular diseases, including about half of them – from a heart attack.
It turned out that among those who used filtered coffee (a drink passed through a paper filter. – Ed.), The risk of death was 15% lower than among those who did not drink coffee. In men, the likelihood of death from cardiovascular disease was 12% lower, and in women, by 20%.
The smallest mortality was among those who drank from one to four cups of filtered coffee per day. At the same time, an unfiltered drink increased blood cholesterol, which increased the likelihood of death in men over 60 years of age.
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