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BEST Life Hack for Heart Disease – 1 INSTANT Trick that Prevents it (Safe & Easy)

By on March 7, 2017
Feeling tired? Drinking this could boost energy levels as well as protect you from heart disease, say experts.

Appearing in Nature Medicine, new research claims that caffeine helps reduce inflammation, a risk factor for heart disease. You’ll find caffeine in many products–but for most people, they get it through their morning cup of coffee.

Gabrielle Fredman, who worked on the study alongside Stanford lead researcher David Furman, explains the findings below.

“Scientists are trying to develop treatments that target specific culprits in the chronic inflammation process. There’s some suggestion in this study that moderate caffeine might be enough to quell some of this inflammation. This can help us in understanding why some people age more successfully than others.”

In the study, researchers collected blood samples and medical histories from over 100 adults, who also submitted surveys detailing their caffeine use. Researchers specifically zoned in on a gene called IL-1-beta, involved in triggering the inflammation process. They wanted to see if this gene was more active in certain individuals.

They found that 12 adults had high activation of this gene, whom they placed into the high activation group. They also found, not surprisingly, nine of them had high blood pressure, a common consequence of inflammation. They also had stiffer arteries.

However, researchers couldn’t figure out what activated these genes–until they examined their caffeine intake.

Those in the low activation were shown to consume more caffeine from a variety of sources, and consequently had lower body inflammation overall. It appeared caffeine actually blocked the inflammatory genes from activating, lowering the total amount of body inflammation. This, in turn, lowered their risk of developing heart disease and risk factors for it, such as high blood pressure.

That’s major news.

“The findings might help explain why past studies have linked higher caffeine intake to a longer life,” says Furman. “The human body has “probably hundreds of pathways” that contribute to chronic inflammation and various diseases. We identified one of them.”

However, researchers caution against relying on caffeine alone to lower inflammation. Current research hasn’t closely studied how caffeine specifically interacts with these genes; in addition, other chemicals have been shown to have stronger therapeutic benefits, such as omega-3 fatty acids.

If you have a regular coffee habit, however, it’s not a bad idea to continue embracing it, say experts.

“The results point to some “targetable” substances for anti-inflammatory treatments,” says Fredman.

Readers: How often do you drink coffee?

Sources:
Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?WebMD.com
Expression of Specific Inflammasome Gene Modules Stratifies Older Individuals into Two Extreme Clinical and Immunological StatesNature.com

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