If you need a pot of Joe to get through the day, you might want to dial it back. Turns out, there is a limit when it comes to coffee consumption.
Someone finally decided to do a little research, and the findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Turns out that six or more cups of Java ups the risk of a heart ailment by up to 22 percent.
The study marks the first time scientists have attached a number limit that notes when damage could start setting in.
“Coffee is the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world – it wakes us up, boosts our energy and helps us focus – but people are always asking ‘How much caffeine is too much?’,” asks Dr. Elina Hypponen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health.
How much coffee do you drink in a day? What happens if you skip your daily jolt?