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Coffee for a Healthy Heart

Coffee for a Healthy Heart

Could coffee actually be good for some heart patients? Researchers in Greece studied nearly 400 patients who had suffered heart attacks or had serious heart problems. They found that as long as the patients did not have high blood pressure, two cups of coffee daily seemed to reduce their risk of developing left ventricular systolic dysfunction. This heart pumping problem is a harbinger of congestive heart failure, a potentially devastating heart condition that can eventually cause death. Those patients who regularly drank coffee were 88 percent less likely to develop this serious heart disorder.
[EuroPRevent annual meeting 2010, Prague]

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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