A group of researchers from Germany found that a moderate saturation of the body with caffeine helps restore cardiac muscle. Such a conclusion they made on the basis of a large-scale study of 218 tests and experiments. It was carried out a year and a half and showed that coffee drinkers risk to die from cardiovascular diseases 19% less than people who deliberately ignore this drink.
As it turned out, caffeine improves the functional capacity of endothelial cells, the state of which directly affects the work of the heart. The more these cells degrade, the higher the risk of ischemic disease, hypertension and diabetes. The appearance of caffeine in the body induces the mitochondrial protein p27, which is responsible for the migration and renewal of endothelial cells. More caffeine – more active protein – better work of cells – healthier blood vessels and heart muscles.
To study this mechanism, German scientists took a motley ensemble of experimental mice – thick, old, diabetics, hypertonics, etc. They were given different doses of caffeine, analyzing the state of the heart muscle. They cured not all, but have experimentally established that the norm of coffee for the preventive effect of the work of the heart is equivalent to 4-5 cups for a person.
Scientists are asked not to perceive the results of research as a direct guide to action. Although stimulation of p27 protein activity is recognized as potentially useful not only in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, this does not mean that excess caffeine promises you only good. The mechanism of this effect is now known, but as regards the details and side effects, new research is needed. Therefore, as always – moderation is important in all things!