Researchers: green tea, coffee linked to lower stroke risk

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Researchers in Japan completed a study that suggests drinking green tea and coffee may help lower the risk of having a stroke.

The researchers interviewed more than 83,000 adults about their beverage habits, and followed them around for 13 years. The more coffee and green tea people drank, the lower their odds of having a stroke were.

The antioxidants in green tea have anti-inflammatory effects, which may play a role in why stroke-risk is less in its drinkers. Chemicals found in coffee have been are linked to a lower risk for Type II Diabetes.

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