Friday, March 11, 2011

The Best Part of Waking Up Also Lowers Stroke Risk

By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Women who start their day with a cup of coffee may be protecting themselves from stroke, according to a Swedish prospective cohort study.

Among 34,670 women, those who reported drinking at least one cup a day at baseline had a 24% reduction in stroke risk (95% CI 0.66 to 0.88) over a decade, Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and colleagues found.

"Given that coffee is one of the most popular beverages consumed worldwide, even small health effects of substances in coffee may have large public health consequences," they wrote online in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart

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