Women who drink more than a cup of coffee a day could diminish their risk of having stroke by twenty-five percent, revealed a study. Women who do not take coffee or little are more prone to suffer from the condition. The earlier studies have already shown that coffee may reduce the risk Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, cancer and cirrhosis of the liver and gout.
In order to analyze the beneficial effect of coffee for women health, a team led by Dr Susanna Larsson, of the National Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, carried out a study by following the diet and health of nearly thirty five thousand women aged fifty to eighty.
The results of the study revealed that women those reported drinking at least one cup of coffee a day had nearly twenty-five percent lower risk of stroke in comparison to those drank less. The team believes that it could be due to that coffee reduces inflammation and improves sensitivity to insulin.
The coffee contains anti-oxidants that are known to prevent disease. Other aspects like smoking and drinking habit and average weight of the study participants were also taken into account. Therefore, even small health effects of substances in coffee may have large public health consequences. Although it is too early to recommend coffee as a health drink, explained Dr Larsson.
Some women have avoided consuming coffee because they have thought it is unhealthy. In fact, increasing proof indicates that moderate coffee consumption may decrease the risk of some diseases such as diabetes, liver cancer and possibly stroke, added Dr Larsson. One more study has recommended that sipping sugar-sweetened coffee not only kick-starts a day but also improves memory retention and attention span.