Coffee May Cut Women’s Stroke Risk

coffee_cup(Reuters Health) Female coffee drinkers can enjoy their java in good health — at least when it comes to stroke risk, new research from Spain shows. Dr. Esther Lopez-Garcia of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and her colleagues found that over the course of more than two decades, women who drank coffee several times a week were actually somewhat less likely to have a stroke than those who drank coffee less than once a month. But coffee didn’t seem to affect stroke risk for women with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.
The study published in the British Medical Journal showed that postmenopausal women who had the highest resting heart rate were 26 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack or die from cardiovascular disease than those with the lowest rates
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