Coffee and the risk of stroke in women

Researchers from Sweden and Finland published in the journal “STROKE” results of an epidemiological study links coffee consumption and stroke in women.

Unbelievable, but true! Zero and low coffee consumption increases the risk of stroke in women.

The study started in 1997 and lasted for more than 10 years. In General, it was attended by 34 670 women without a history of cardiovascular disease. The results were based on the survey and registry morbidity.

During the observation period were recorded 1680 strokes, of which 154 hemorrhagic.

Groups were divided by the volume of drinking coffee: zero consumption, 1-2 cups per day, 3-4 cups a day, 5 or more cups. The results of 1.00, to 0.78 (95% CI of 0.66 to 0.91 in), 0.75 (95% CI, 0.64-0,88) and 0.77 (95% CI, 0.63 to to 0.92, respectively; P for trend = 0,02).

As can be seen from the results is the high rate of stroke in the group with zero consumption of coffee, then a group with 1-2 cups per day, then the group with 5 or more cups of coffee and the good outcome in a group of 3-4 cups of coffee per day.

The results of the study are striking. But it is not taken into account other risk factors such as Smoking, hypertension, diabetes. Perhaps an amendment to these several factors would change the results of epidemiological studies.

Summarizing, we can say that everything is useful, what you like and want, only if in moderation.

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