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Number Eleven Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

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Number Eleven Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

This is number 11 in our 13-day "health benefits of coffee" series. 11. Coffee Does Not Cause Heart Disease and May Lower The Risk of Stroke It is often claimed that caffeine can increase blood pressure. This is true, but the effect is small (3-4 mm/Hg) and usually goes away if you drink coffee regularly (45, 46). However, the effect may persist in some people, so keep that in mind if you have elevated blood pressure (47, 48). That being said, the studies do NOT support the myth that coffee raises the risk of heart disease (49, 50). In fact,...

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