2-3 cups of coffee a day may reduce kidney injury risk by 23% - South Arkansas Sun

Researchers have investigated the effects of coffee intake on acute kidney injury risk.

They found that drinking any amount of coffee reduces the risk of acute kidney injury but that 2-3 cups per day is most beneficial.

They say that further research is needed to understand why this link may exist.

CoffeeTrusted Source contains many beneficial compounds for health, including caffeine, diterpenes, and chlorogenic acid.

The researchers found that higher coffee intake is linked to a lower risk of incident AKI.

For the study, the researchers used data from 14,207 adults ages 45 – 64 from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study

– 27% never drank coffee – 14% drank less than a cup of coffee per day – 19% drank 1 cup per day – 23% drank 2-3 cups per day – 17% drank more than 3 cups per day

Researchers found a dose-dependent link between AKI and coffee drinking, with 2-3 cups per day reducing risk the most.

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