Heart Beat: Research continues to serve up heart perks for coffee drinkers

Coffee's reputation for being okay for cardiovascular health, or more than okay, continues to grow. Here's a roundup of study results from the first half of 2011. All of the references are listed at www.health.harvard.edu/heartextra.

Heart failure. Women who drink coffee are slightly less likely to develop heart failure than women who don't drink coffee. Coffee drinking had little effect on heart failure in men.

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