Good and bad news for coffee drinkers

Probably coffee won’t kill you. That’s according to Dr. Greg Marcus, a professor at the University of California-San Francisco who specializes in the treatment of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, “the fast, sluggish, or off-kilter rhythms that can trigger sudden cardiac arrest.”

That’s the good news for coffee drinkers.

But then again, he “cautions that the heart risks of caffeine may depend on the individual and that more work needs to be done to unpack the role of a patient’s unique genetics and environmental exposures.”

That’s the bad news for coffee drinkers.

What Dr. Marcus is saying, essentially, is that probably coffee won’t kill you, but you never know, it just might kill you.

Is that supposed to be reassuring to coffee drinkers?