London: Here`s some good news for coffeebuffs -- drinking two cups of the beverage a day can protectsome heart attack victims from complications that may lead tocoronary failure, a new study has claimed. Researchers have carried out the study and found thatheart attack patients who drank three or more cups of coffeea day were 90 per cent less likely to develop the condition,known as left ventricular systolic dysfunction or LVSD.
Lead researcher Dr Christina Chrysohoou of HarokopioUniversity and Hippokration Hospital in Greece, said: "Coffeeconsumption and its effects on the cardiovascular system havebeen widely investigated. "In this work, we revealed that coffee consumption hasopposite effects on the likelihood of developing LVSD after anacute coronary syndrome episode, depending on hypertension. "The beneficial effects of coffee can be explained bythe fact that coffee contains chlorogenic acid and antioxidantcompounds that improve vascular function. We can recommend toour patients after an acute coronary event to consume coffeein moderation." PTI
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