Caffeine Drinkers May Have Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

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Caffeine Drinkers May Have Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

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A study found that coffee and tea drinkers may have lower blood pressure and heart rates, despite warnings to the contrary.

It seems as if with every week that passes there’s a new study convincing people to drink coffee (as if anyone needed another reason). But, a new major study has found that drinking a large amount of coffee can actually lower your blood pressure.

A study, conducted by Preventive and Clinical Investigations Centre in Paris, followed 180,000 people over 10 years and revealed that caffeine lovers have lower blood pressure levels than those who do not drink caffeinated drinks, according to the Daily Mail.

In fact, those who drank four cups of coffee a day also had a lower heart rate. The subjects were asked to record their intake of coffee and tea and were divided into three categories: those who drank no caffeine, those who drank between one and four cups a day, and those who drank more.

Those who drank a large amount of tea had the largest health benefits from caffeine, having the lowest heart rate and blood pressure. Those who drank a large amount of coffee were only slightly worse off, but those who drank no caffeine had the highest blood pressure and hear rates, according to the Daily Mail.

Those who have high blood pressure are advised not to drink caffeine, according to the Daily Mail. And though the new study does not prove that coffee and tea are the cause of lower blood pressure, it may suggest that it may not be necessary for people with hypertension to cut down on coffee and tea.

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