According to an article from Yourlife (Health Section):

Women in the study who drank more than a cup of coffee a day had a 22% to 25% lower risk of stroke than those who drank less…

The questionnaire completed by the women did not inquire whether their coffee was regular or decaffeinated!

The findings add to the growing body of research showing coffee appears to have hidden health perks. A study done by Larsson in 2008 on men who drank coffee or tea had similar results.

We used to worry that (coffee) raises blood pressure and causes increased heart rate, but it appears to be less risky than we thought,” says physician Claudette Brooks.

The results are consistent with findings on 83,076 women in the Nurses Health Study in the USA in 2009.

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