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Drinking 6 or more cups of coffee a day can result in heart problems.

Researchers from the University of Australia analyzed data from 347,077 participants between 37 and 73 years old. They found that those who drank 6 or more cups of coffee a day had a 22% higher risk of developing a cardiovascular disease.

The team says this risk increases with coffee consumption because too much caffeine raises blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a common cause of heart problems.

This study demonstrates the importance of limiting your caffeine intake and drinking coffee in moderation.


Zhou, A., Hypponen, E. (2019, March 6). Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 cases. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Retrieved from

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is Senior Writer and Editor at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

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