Korean researchers claim to have found that having coffee can reduce the chance of early heart disease during a study of 25,000 working age men and women.

They say those people that drank three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to show early signs of heart disease.
The researchers said: “Our study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that coffee consumption might be inversely associated with CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk. Further research is warranted to confirm our findings and establish the biological basis of coffee’s potential preventive effects on coronary artery disease.”

However, experts point out that too much coffee can cause other health problems and that the results can not be generalised due to the different diet of Korean men and women.