Green tea, coffee may lower stroke risks: Japan team
Jiji Press -- Mar 16
People who drink a lot of green tea or coffee may have lower stroke risks than those who do not, according to research led by Japan's National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center.
According to the research, people who drank four or more cups of green tea a day had a 20 pct lower risk of stroke than those who drank none, while those who drank two to three cups had a 14 pct lower risk.
The research also found that people who drank two or more cups of coffee a day had a 19 pct lower risk of stroke than those who drank no coffee, while those who drank one cup had a 20 pct lower risk. Those who drank a cup of coffee three to six days a week had a 11 pct lower risk.
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