How much coffee is too much? Your Questions Answered

Good news for coffee fans

The conflicting findings of existing coffee studies mean more research needs to be done, but in the meantime you shouldn't sweat your coffee habit or, if you can't stand the stuff, try to incorporate it into your morning routine.

Another recent study, carried out at the University of South Australia, sought to investigate how much coffee is too much - and found the results to be surprisingly high.

These conclusions have led the researchers to believe that consuming a large quantity of coffee is linked to heart issues because of high blood pressure, which is a side effect of overdosing on caffeine. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death across the US, with 1 in 4 total deaths attributed to the disease.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Astrid Nehlig, a research director at France's National Institute of Health, said: "It is hard to calculate, but my feeling is that drinking coffee possibly adds another couple of years to your life". The study authors noted that coffee was more likely to reduce risk of death among those from Europe and Asia than Americans.

Researchers Dr. Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen found that the limit is surprisingly high: keep your intake under six cups a day, and your caffeine consumption is unlikely to impact your heart health, Bustle reports.

Based on the data, six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk, they said.


According to the study of the UK Biobank data, the study explored the ability of the caffeine metabolizing gene with the number of 347,077 participants with the ages between 31 years and 73 years, to identify the risk of cardiovascular diseases coupled with the consumption of coffee and genetic variations.

"We also know that risk of cardiovascular disease increases with high blood pressure, a known outcome of excess caffeine consumption".

Hypponen said that despite carriers of the fast-processing gene variation being four times quicker at metabolising caffeine, the research does not support the belief that these people could safely consume more caffeine, more frequently, without detrimental health effects.

"An estimated three billion cups of coffee are enjoyed every day around the world", the researcher said. "Knowing the limits of what's good for you and what's not is imperative", says Hyppönen.

The chemical acrylamide, which is found in coffee as a byproduct of the brewing process, has also been linked to cancer (it's most likely not unsafe in the amounts found in coffee, though). Mostly, the limit is set at 2-3 gm of salt per day.

Most diuretics increase the excretion of potassium and magnesium leading to depletion of minerals in the body.

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