Coffee increases cardiovascular risks in hypertensives, green tea shown to be a better alternative
17 Jan 2023 • Published on 9th January, 2023 Drinking two or more cups of coffee a day may double the risk of death from cardiovascular disease among people with severe high blood pressure. In contrast, the study found that one cup of coffee and daily green tea consumption did not increase the risk of death related to cardiovascular disease at any blood pressure measurement, though both drinks contain caffeine. According to the FDA, an 8-ounce cup of green or black tea has 30-50 milligrams of caffeine, and an 8-ounce cup of coffee has closer to 80 to 100 milligrams. The benefits of green tea may be explained by the presence of polyphenols, which are micronutrients with healthy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties found in plants. The researchers noted that polyphenols may be part of the reason only coffee consumption was associated with an increased risk of death in people with severe high blood pressure, despite both green tea and coffee containing caffeine.
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