Coffee is good for the heart – study says
This might get a little more confusing!
While there are reports that coffee can be bad for your heart as it triggers acid attack and heart burn, a study has recently surfaced and it says otherwise.
According to a study from Heinrich-Heine-University and the IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Germany, which was cited by Forbes Magazine, coffee may be beneficial for your heart because caffeine sets off a cascade of events in heart cells, starting with their energy stores, mitochondria, and ending with protection of both healthy and unhealthy hearts.
“Our results indicate a new mode of action for caffeine. One that promotes protection and repair of heart muscle through the action of mitochondrial p27, ” study author Judith Haendeler.
The team also suggests that p27 may be the reason why caffeine administration can help after heart attack and that caffeine may even be protective for people at higher risk for heart disease.
“These results should lead to better strategies for protecting heart muscle from damage. Including consideration of coffee consumption or caffeine as an additional dietary factor in the elderly population,” Haendeler further said.
“Furthermore, enhancing mitochondrial p27 could serve as a potential therapeutic strategy not only in cardiovascular diseases but also in improving healthspan,” she added.