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Drinking coffee can reduce your risk of stroke

Published on 19/09/2011

New research shows that drinking two cups of coffee a day can significantly reduce your risk of stroke.

Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm gathered statistics from eight previous studies, which were carried out from the 1960s to 2011.

People drinking two cups of coffee a day were 14% less likely to suffer a clot on the brain, and those drinking three to four cups reduced their risk by 17%. However, six or more cups saw only a 7% reduction in stroke risk.

It is thought that antioxidants in coffee may protect blood vessels in the brain from damage caused by ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Benefits and risks of the drink have previously divided experts, and there is still a concern that coffee can increase blood pressure.

The scientists said: ‘Coffee is a complex mixture of substances that may have both beneficial and harmful effects.’

People who are worried about suffering from a stroke should look for a health insurance policy that covers treatment in a private hospital.

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