Coffee can lower your risk of stroke – Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Kara Jillian Brown

Study shows that three cups of coffee a day could lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. 
A morning cup of coffee could be a lot more than just a morning perk. 
That’s right, the latte from your cafe has the potential to lower your risk of suffering from a stroke or even having a bout with fatal heart disease. 
The latest information comes from a press release from the European Society of Cardiology which was provided by a university in Budapest.
As it turns out, it takes three daily cups of coffee to help lower your risks. 
“To our knowledge, this is the largest study to systematically assess the cardiovascular effects of regular coffee consumption in a population without diagnosed heart disease,” study author Dr. Judit Simon, of the Heart and Vascular Centre, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, said in a statement.
The information also points out that even a half cup a day has its benefits as well.
Compared to non-coffee drinkers, light or moderate consumption associated with 17% lower risk of death from heart disease, and 21% lower risk of incident stroke. 
“Our findings suggest that coffee consumption of up to 3 cups per day is associated with favorable cardiovascular outcomes. While further studies are needed to explain the underlying mechanisms, the observed benefits might be partly explained by positive alterations in cardiac structure and function,” Dr. Simon said.