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One espresso per day may induce heart conditions

22 February 2010 Email This Post Email This Post Print This Post Print This Post

espressoConsuming one espresso per day may negatively affect the heart. Specialists from Palermo University have discovered that for 1 hour after consuming one cup of espresso,  the quantity of blood that passes the hearth is reduced by 25% .

Researchers analyzed  the blood flow of a group of 20 volunteers who consumed one espresso cup. The obtained results were compared with the ones taken in the case when the group used decaf.For the test, it was taken into consideration the flow mediated dilation, which measures how much blood vessels dilate when the blood flow rises.

Please keep in mind that one espresso contains 107 mg caffeine, significantly more  than the 75 mg in case of an instant coffee.

Stay healthy!

Photographer: Suat Eman

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