Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Regular coffee intake associated with reductions in incident CVD, arrhythmias and mortality

News - Mar. 29, 2022

Effects of habitual coffee consumption on incident cardiovascular disease, arrhythmia, and Mortality: findings from UK Biobank

Presented during the ACC.22 web briefings by Prof. Peter Kistler, MD - Melbourne, Australia

Introduction and methods

Studies have shown beneficial effects of coffee intake on arrhythmias and CVD prevention. However, the most of these studies were limited to small sample sizes. The current study investigated the association between coffee intake and CVD, incident arrhythmia, and all-cause mortality using a large cohort of 38,2535 individuals from the UK Biobank. CVD was defined as a composite of coronary heart disease (CHD), congestive cardiac failure (CCD), and stroke.

Median age of the participants was 59 years and 52% were women. Coffee intake was obtained from questionnaires and categorized into 0 (reference), <1, 1, 2-3, 4-5, >5 cups/day. All participants were followed-up for more than 10 years.



This analysis in the UK Biobank cohort showed that regular coffee intake, particularly 2-3 cups per day, was associated with significant reductions in CVD, incident arrhythmia, and all-cause mortality. Prof. Peter Kistler, MD stated that daily coffee intake should be considered as part of a healthy diet.

– Our coverage is based on the information provided during the ACC.22 web briefings –

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