Coffee May Lower the Risk of Stroke in Women

According to a new study in the Journal Stroke, women who drink at least one cup of coffee a day reduce their risk of stroke by as much as 25%.

Susanna Larsson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm conducted the study.  She followed more than 34,000 Swedish women aged 49 to 83 who were free of heart disease for 10 years. After the post-decade follow-up, there were 1,680  women who had had strokes.  The study found that the women who drank at least one cup of coffee each day had a 22 to 25 percent lowered risk of stroke as compared to the women who drank less. The study also suggested that coffee can help prevent cognitive decline and can boost vision and heart health. It is also related to a reduced risk of liver cancer.

I feel healthier already!!!  Drink to your health!

10 Responses to Coffee May Lower the Risk of Stroke in Women

  1. Pound of Coffee says:

    I knew that cup of coffee was good for something!

  2. Coffee Gourmet says:

    There have been a lot of articles recently as to benefits of some of our favorite food items (coffee and chocolate being the first two to come to mind). It should probably be noted that when they talk about the health benefits of coffee (antioxidants, low caloric intake, etc), they are talking about a good old fashioned black brew, and not the fancy espresso based drinks we come to know and love (myself included). Sure, the espresso is fine, but the sugar and milk additives unfortunately decrease the health benefits. Moderation is always the best course of action.

  3. Elise says:

    Love it! Coffee has many health benefits and I am so glad that the media is reporting this info more in recent years. Strokes and Breast Cancer are just a few areas where coffee is reported to help.

  4. Coffee Lover says:

    I read another study which said that 3 cups of coffee reduced the risk of diabetes.

  5. Larissa says:

    Why do they do this every six months? “Coffee very good”…”Coffee very bad”. It is what it is, caffeine has proven medicinal effects but as with everything, too much medicine becomes poison.

  6. Shirley says:

    whoa!! That’s great to know.. from now on, i will always drink coffee 3 times a day. ^_^
    I will share this information to my mom.

  7. christy says:

    Yea, me too!! Tell your mom “bottom’s up!!”

  8. dona says:

    Everyone cheers for a cup of coffee. :)
    I’m glad that I have found this site. Thanks a bunch for sharing this wonderful information.

  9. El Secreto says:

    Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages and oldest existing benefits if I told you never end

    http://eelsecreto.com/

  10. Jonas says:

    I used to drink coffee like twice a day since I got this idea to my grandfather that drinking coffee helps to eliminates illness and it brings additional life.

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