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Study: 2 Coffees A Day May Reduce Risk Of Heart Failure

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Drinking two cups of coffee a day could lower your risk of heart failure, a new study finds.

But the study, by researchers at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, also warns that drinking more than five cups of coffee a day can increase your heart risk.

The findings challenge current guidelines, which say that coffee consumption could increase the risk of heart failure.

With the findings, however, Elizabeth Mostoksy, a study author, told our Newscast unit that consumers need to pay attention to serving size.

"If you translate it to what a serving size is in a typical American coffee chain, it's quite easy to have two cups per day," she said. "And, in fact, most people may have more than that."

This program aired on June 28, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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