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The news on coffee and health keeps getting better and better. The latest comes from a study in the journal Heart which says people who drink a lot of java appear to be at lower risk of clogged heart arteries than non-coffee drinkers.

The study looked at more than 25,000 people — average age 41 — with no symptoms of heart disease. All had calcium scans done on their hearts. That “calcium score” is a fairly reliable indicator of whether the heart arteries have plaque or blockages building up.

In the study, those who drank three to five regular sized cups of coffee per day were found to have less signs of blockages than those who drank no coffee.

Although researchers could not find a direct link from the coffee cup to the coronary arteries, the study was a good one because it took into account risk factors such as…

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