In the article, the experts’ conclusion is that there is sufficient evidence showing that, in adults aged 40 or over with no history of CV disease but at increased risk, aspirin has a limited effect in reducing the risk of CV events such as stroke and non-fatal myocardial infarction.
- The benefit, in terms of “absolute magnitude”, grows with the increase in risk at 10 years and the magnitude of the benefits over the course of life is greater when you start taking aspirin at a young age.
- However, evidence indicates that the drug increases the risk of gastrointestinal and intracranial bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke, and that the extent of damage, limited overall, increases in the older age groups, especially in people over 60.
Doctors and patients are also advised to consider discontinuing the drug around age 75. Finally, it is unclear whether the drug reduces the risk of mortality or the incidence of colorectal cancer.
The statement was accompanied by the publication of a review of the evidence, a modeling study, a patient page and several commentary editorials. Coffee against cardiovascular disease: this is what the latest studies say
Coffee and Health
Is coffee good or bad? How many coffees can you drink in a day? Is it true that coffee increases the risk of cardiovascular disease? These are just some of the questions that every regular coffee consumer asks himself when he is about to drink his cup and which we will try to answer in the following article.
Drinking coffee is good for the heart: truth or legend?
The diatribe whether coffee is good or bad for the heart is always valid but is there any scientific evidence in both cases? In this article we will talk about the results of the latest studies carried out on the effects of coffee and caffeine on our body and in particular on the heart and cardiovascular system.
Being the most popular beverage in the world, researchers have invested their time and resources in the search for answers to make coffee consumption a conscious choice and not dictated by “hearsay”. In 2015, a large study conducted in Korea was published in the magazine Heart which enrolled over 25,000 healthy subjects, with an average age of 41 years and all regular users (albeit with different quantities) of coffee.
From the analysis of these data, a very interesting fact emerged and that is not only that coffee seems to have a protective role for blood vessels by reducing the risk of calcium deposits in the artery walls.
And what does the calcium deposit have to do with cardiovascular well-being?
Deposits of this mineral salt lay the foundation for the formation of atherosclerotic plaque in blood vessels, especially coronary arteries and cerebral arteries. Atherosclerrotic plaques in the coronary and cerebral arteries increase the risk of developing diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
Coffee is good for you: but how many do you need to take in order not to have the opposite effect?
From the analysis of the data that emerged from this study, it seems that a daily consumption of between 3 and 5 cups is associated with a reduction in the risk of onset of coronary atherosclerosis.
There are also studies, one of which is American, which focus attention on another very interesting aspect and that is that most cardiovascular diseases have an inflammatory state at the base, coffee with its high content of antioxidants would seem to have a detoxifying effect as well as contrasting the action of free radicals responsible for inflammation.
An important aspect is that this action is independent of the action of caffeine, in fact the detox effect is evident even with the consumption of decaffeinated coffee.