Drinking Coffee May Lead to Lower Risk of Stroke
People who have a caffeine craving can now go about drinking their coffee with a bit less apprehension about how it will affect their health after a new research study from Sweden shows that drinking coffee may lessen the risk of suffering a stroke.
The research has been published in the medical periodical, “Stroke: the Journal of the American Heart Association” and shows that consuming over one cup per day of coffee was connected to a 22 to 25 percent lesser stroke risk when compared to non-coffee drinkers.
Beverages made from coffee beans are some of the most popular and widely consumed types of drinks in the entire world.
Because of this, any small effects on health that the chemical substances that make up the coffee might have could have a much larger effect on the health of the public, says the study’s lead author, Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., who works at the Division of Nutritional Epidemiology as a researcher.
That is part of the National Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute located in Stockholm, Sweden.
The study followed the medical histories of 34,670 women who ranged in age from 49 up to 83 years old for a period of over ten years.
The researchers noted that it is too soon to have people change their habits regarding coffee drinking but that the study should be a reassurance to those people who do like to drink the beverage regularly.
The researchers say that more study on the subject of caffeine’s risk effect on stroke is needed.