How much coffee is too much? Your Questions Answered


The findings, likely, won't have much of an impact on most of us in the United States - the average American drinks 1.6 cups a day (compared to eight in Finland, the coffee capital of the world, according to the International Coffee Organization).

The research team said their study confirms that excess caffeine contributes to cardiovascular disease, particularly high blood pressure. That might not be such a bad thing according to a new meta-analysis, which suggests that drinking just two cups of coffee a day could increase life expectancy by up to two years.

The study, based on UK Biobank data of 347,077 participants aged between 37 and 73 years old, was a bid to understand if some of us are more resilient to coffee's effects than others. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death across the United States of America, with 1 in 4 total deaths attributed to the disease. "In order to maintain a healthy heart and healthy blood pressure, people must limit their coffees to fewer...cups a day".

In the past, coffee consumption has been attributed to slow growth of prostate cancer, stunting growth, overall improved heart health and a reduced risk of developing neurodegenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. People who drank between two and two and a half cups of coffee had a 4% lower risk of death from cancer.

While coffee can be good for you and even help to get you going in the mornings and keep you going in the afternoons, is there a point where too much coffee can harm your health?

In two new research papers, experts tackle the flawless amount of coffee to drink every day: two to four cups to improve life expectancy, but no more than five cups to avoid the adverse effects.

In fact, previous studies suggest that drinking lots of coffee may have many health benefits including reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers as well as boosting brain health and metabolism.

M - A recent study from the University of South Australia sought to investigate the impact of coffee consumption on cardiovascular disease, and determine that vital cut-off point after which it might be best to switch to water.

There are many conflicting health reports out there when it comes to coffee, but according to latest research, a moderate daily dose of caffeine can actually increase your life expectancy.

Their results showed that "Coffee drinking was inversely associated with mortality, including among those drinking 8 or more cups per day and those with genetic polymorphisms".