Last Updated on August 19, 2021 by kristina

A new meta-analysis has found that moderate coffee intake may help protect against ischemic stroke. Presenting the results at the 2012 European Society of Hypertension (ESH) meeting, Dr Lanfranco D’Elia from Federico II University of Naples, Italy told heartwire: “The first message is that coffee intake is not associated with a higher risk of stroke.”

“Second, the analysis showed that low to moderate intake – one to three cups of coffee per day – was associated with lower risk of stroke in the general population, across a wide range of countries, including some in Europe, the US, and Japan.”

However D’Elia stressed that these results apply to the general population only and that findings with regard to coffee intake and risk in those with cardiovascular disease have been conflicting. Nevertheless, he believes that “one coffee a day is not dangerous for people with heart disease.”

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