Does coffee raise or lower the risk of stroke? To find out, researchers pooled the results off 11 studies that tracked nearly 480,000 people in 6 countries for up to 24 years.
Compared with those who drank no coffee, the risk of stroke was 8% lower in those who drank 1 cup a day and from 13-17% lower in those who drank 2-6 cups a day.
The researchers couldn’t determine whether regular coffee, decaf, or both led to the lower risk.
What does this mean for you? If you drink coffee, enjoy it. (If you’re pregnant, have no more than a cup a day or drink decaf.) Coffee may also lower your risk of Parkinson’s disease and diabetes.