The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention says strokes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. So it's good news for coffee-loving women out there to find out that your morning Cup 'O Joe is actually offering more benefits than helping start your day. According to Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, women who drank more than a cup of coffee a day had a 22% to 25% lower risk of stroke than those who drank less. The study did not ask whether the coffee was caffeinated or decaf, but the researchers say the number of unleaded drinkers in Sweden are low. In the study 34,670 women ages 49-83 were monitored for an average of 10 years. This study mimics the findings from a 2009 U.S. Nurses Health Study on 83,076 women. In that study, women who drank four or more cups of coffee a day had a 20% reduced risk of stroke, compared with women who had less than one cup per month.
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