Navigation Links
Caffeine Without Healthy Diet Linked to Heart Risk

Atrial fibrillation patients drink lots of coffee, don't eat right, study suggests

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink lots of coffee but who don't follow a Mediterranean-style diet are more likely to have atrial fibrillation, a new study shows.

Italian researchers asked patients who'd been recently diagnosed with the common heart arrhythmia to supply information about their dietary habits, including caffeine consumption. Their diets were compared with those of people without atrial fibrillation.

The findings were presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology annual meeting in Barcelona.

Daily coffee intake was divided into four categories: low (one cup/day), medium (two to three cups/day), heavy (more than three cups/day) and none, the study authors noted in a society news release.

Patients were also ranked according to their adherence to the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in whole grains, olive oil, fruits and vegetables and includes little red meat.

People with atrial fibrillation were less likely to follow the Mediterranean diet than those without the heart condition, according to the study. Those with atrial fibrillation also consumed more red meat and full-fat dairy products.

It was also noted that patients with atrial fibrillation consumed more of their total dietary antioxidants from coffee compared to other food sources, such as fruits, vegetables and wine, the researchers pointed out in the news release.

The heaviest coffee drinkers were also more likely to have atrial fibrillation than those who drank less, the study found. In atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers quiver instead of beating regularly, leading to heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue and an increase in the risk of stroke.

"Our study suggests that high intake of coffee increases the risk of arrhythmias in people without known cardiac disease," study author Dr. Anna Vittoria Mattioli, of the University of Modena in Italy, said in the news release.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on the caffeine in the diet.

-- Jennifer Thomas

SOURCE: European Society of Cardiology, news release, Aug. 30, 2009

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Caffeine Plus Acetaminophen Toxic for Some
2. Caffeine Survey Reveals Most, Least Caffeinated Cities
3. Caffeine Therapy Boosts Preemies Outcomes
4. Caffeine cream tones thighs
5. Bedford Laboratories(TM) Announces the Acquisition of CAFCIT(R) (Caffeine Citrate) Injection CAFCIT(R) (Caffeine Citrate) Oral Solution
6. Kaiser Permanente study shows link between caffeine and miscarriage
7. New Kaiser Permanente study fortifies caffeines link to miscarriage
8. Once Again, Caffeine Linked to Miscarriage
9. Ovarian cancer risk not affected by alcohol and smoking, but reduced by caffeine
10. Caffeine May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
11. Cutting caffeine may help control diabetes
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Caffeine Without Healthy Diet Linked to Heart Risk
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... Scott Newman MD, FACS of New York’s Advanced ... in the New York City area to utilize the new, non-invasive SculpSure™ Laser ... treatment for fat loss in the abdomen, flanks, and other areas that is ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... GKhair & ... of the San Juan Beauty Show held on November 8th and 9th at the ... by media personalities, hair artists, renowned beauticians and top of the line fashion journalists. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, ... ... ), a leading provider of enterprise Time and Attendance/Workforce Management cloud-based ... in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in the Application Development, demonstrating ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... Inc. are pleased to announce their strategic partnership at the Radiological Society ... Transcription Service, Inc., and Winscribe, global providers of cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... dealer. Joining more than 30 HealthPostures’ dealers located throughout the United States, is ... the number of corporate, industrial, manufacturing and government workers and organizational leaders that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nov. 30, 2015 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today ... at up to $50,000,000 with Hefei Tianhui Incubator of Technologies Co., Ltd. ... capsule, ORMD-0801, in China , ... . The agreements were signed at the Israel ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Cumberland Pharmaceuticals (CPIX), today announced that ... on December 3, 2015. TIME: 3:15p.m. ET ... ET LINK: --> DATE: ... --> --> ... are invited to ask the company questions in real-time - ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN ) and ... today jointly announced a new integrated set of clinical ... College of Radiology,s (ACR) Imaging 3.0™ tools to enable ... current and emerging value-based payment models . ... clinical decision support, radiology reporting and image sharing technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: