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Coffee 'lowers stroke risk in women'

Coffee 'lowers stroke risk in women'
11th March 2011

Drinking coffee regularly could lower the risk of stroke in women, research has indicated.

Research found that those who drank little or no coffee had a 22 to 25 per cent higher risk of having a stroke than those who were regular drinkers, according to the study which was published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Lead author Susanna Larsson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden said: "Some women have avoided consuming coffee because they have thought it is unhealthy. In fact, increasing evidence indicates that moderate coffee consumption may decrease the risk of some diseases such as diabetes, liver cancer and possibly stroke."

This comes after researchers found that stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood cells and menstrual blood cells could be used to provide new therapies for those with conditions such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

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