We have all heard that coffee might help prevent strokes. Well, now there is research to back it up. This news comes from a study that was presented by researchers from Great Britain at the International Stroke Conference in San Antonio Texas.
Researchers out of Great Britain tracked 2,300 people for 11 years to study whether or not coffee had an effect at lowering the odds of having a stroke. What they found was that, indeed, coffee might be just what the doctor ordered.
The British researchers studied a group using caffinated and decaffinated coffee. They found that those who drank coffee were 27 percent less likely to experience a stroke than those who did not. The benefits were just as good for decaf coffee drinkers, ruling out caffiene as the cure-all in coffee. Researchers suspect antioxidants in coffee lowers inflammation in blood vessels, but more study is needed.