Cof­fee may lower stroke risk

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

WOMEN who en­joy a daily dose of cof­fee may like this perk: it might lower their risk of stroke.

Women in a Swedish study who drank at least a cup of cof­fee ev­ery day had a 22 to 25 per cent lower risk of stroke, com­pared to those who drank less cof­fee or none at all.

‘ ‘ C o f f e e d r i n k e r s s h o u l d re­joice,’’ said Dr Sharonne N. Hayes, a car­di­ol­o­gist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Min­nesota. ‘‘ Cof­fee is of­ten made out to be po­ten­tially bad for your heart. There re­ally hasn’t been any study that con­vinc­ingly said cof­fee is bad.’’

‘‘ If you are drink­ing cof­fee now, you may be do­ing some good and you are likely not do­ing harm,’’ she added.

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