Drinking significant volumes of coffee does no damage to your heart, a new study has found.
For years caffeine addicts and coffee aficionados have been hit with warnings about the dangers of over consumption, with previous findings suggesting coffee causes stiffening of the arteries which increases the risk of heart attacks or strokes, 7NEWS.com.au reports.
But a new scientific study - partly funded by the British Heart Foundation - has found that drinking five cups a day is "no worse for the arteries than drinking less than one cup".
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The analysis, which surveyed more than 8,000 people across the UK, also found that those who drank up to 25 cups each day were no more likely to experience rigidity or stiffening of the arteries than those who consumed no coffee.
The average intake among those with the highest coffee consumption was five cups a day.
Kenneth Fung, analyst at Queen Mary University of London and head of the study, told CNN that people should know coffee can be incorporated into a healthy diet.
"The main message to take away from this is that coffee can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle, and coffee lovers can be reassured by this result in terms of blood vessel stiffness outcomes," he said.