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Two cuppas a day for health

A recent research claims that drinking coffee can actually have more health benefits than you ever thought.

health and fitness Updated: Mar 14, 2011 00:51 IST

Ladies, please note – drinking a couple of cups of coffee everyday is actually good for you, as a new study has claimed that coffee reduces one’s risk of a stroke. Women, who don’t drink coffee at all, may in fact be increasing their risk for stroke, the study has warned.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, who carried out the study, have also found evidence that drinking more than a cup of coffee a day can help ward off diabetes and liver cancer in women. Lead researcher Dr Susanna Larsson said, “Even small amounts of coffee may reduce the risk of stroke.” The findings are based on an analysis of a 10-year research involving 35,000 women, aged 49 to 83, in Sweden, after another survey found coffee reduced men’s risk of a stroke.

The researchers found that women who drank more than a cup a day, saw their stroke risk fall by between 20 and 25% compared with those who drank little or none. This held true regardless of their weight, smoking and drinking habits. The study also revealed that drinking coffee lowered the risk of diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity.