New Study Claims Coffee Won’t Make Your Heart “Flutter”

If you’ve been worried that coffee will cause heart palpitations or cardiac arrhythmia a new study will have you relieved that your daily coffee drinking should not in fact cause this heart ailment.

Actually, daily coffee use has been connected with a lower occurrence of developing an arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation (which is when the heart races or “flutters” in the chest), according to the study.

The study, from JAMA Internal Medicine, monitored coffee consumption by more than 386,000 people over three years and compared that with arrhythmia rates, which could include atrial fibrillation (flutters).

After adjusting for things like lifestyle habits, demographics and other diseases and conditions that might cause flutters, the study found that each additional daily cup of coffee lowered risks of arrhythmia by 3%.