Thursday, April 11, 2013

Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk

You've likely seen stories on the benefits (or downside) of coffee. Now, the American Heart Association is saying that green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk:
Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
“This is the first large-scale study to examine the combined effects of both green tea and coffee on stroke risks,” said Yoshihiro Kokubo, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C., lead author of the study at Japan’s National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center. “You may make a small but positive lifestyle change to help lower the risk of stroke by adding daily green tea to your diet.”
I enjoy both of these drinks just for taste - now perhaps one more reason.

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