domingo, diciembre 09, 2007

¡YUPI! "A study just published the journal Circulation, led by Maria Giuseppina Silletta, MSc, examined the records of 11,231 Italian cardiac patients enrolled into the GISSI (Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell’Infarto miocardico) Prevenzione trial within the first three months after having heart attacks. The patients were followed at 172 Italian cardiology clinics (examined at 6,12,18, 30, and 42 months) and had extensive work-ups done, including specific questions about their coffee consumption.

The heaviest coffee drinkers were more likely to smoke, to have “poor diets,” to be younger and be obese; and to have less hypertension, diabetes, history of heart attacks or heart failure. During the 3.5-year study period, there were 1,167 cardiovascular events, including 670 cardiac-related deaths."