Study shows moderate consumption of coffee can lower blood pressure

While coffee is known for it's ability to give drinkers a quick jolt of energy, researchers in Greece recently found that it may lead to a longer lifespan as well. According to, results of the study indicate that drinking one or two cups a day can reduce blood vessel aging in older adults.

The news source reports that the research focused on 485 participants, men and women between the ages of 65 and 100 who presented high blood pressure.

Study shows moderate consumption of coffee can lower blood pressure The subjects underwent imaging scans to reveal the level of stiffness of their blood vessels, which is a common sign of aging.

The study found that the 56 percent of those who drank one or two cups a day had about 25 percent greater vessel elasticity, which can reduce high blood pressure.

"We recommend hypertensive patients drink coffee in moderation, just one to two cups a day, as it seems that it may improve arterial aging," study head Christina Chrysohoou told the news source.

Along with possibly lowering blood pressure, CNN reports that coffee has also shown potential for other health benefits. Drinking moderate amounts of coffee may also reduce the risk of prostate cancer, and middle-aged people who drank three-to-five cups a day showed the lowest risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

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