Coffee cuts stroke risk;
"This study will not change my overall opinion of coffee" says nutritionist and fertility expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston. We have found a delicious coffee substitute without the usual drawbacks.
The authors of the study point out, the reduction in stroke risk is “modest”, and may not apply to all women. They also admit “the protective effect of coffee is only found in those who are already relatively healthy”
Previous studies have suggested that coffee consumption in women with high blood pressure may increase risk of stroke. Women who want to reduce their risk of stroke would be better off targeting known risk factors for stroke by stopping smoking, eating a healthy diet and taking exercise, rather than trying to drink more coffee.