Skip to comments.Green tea, coffee may reduce stroke risk by 20 percent
Posted on 03/16/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT by Innovative
Coffee or green tea drinker? Don't put that cup down: Those beverages may lower your stroke risk if they're a regular part of your daily diet.
Researchers discovered that people who drank at least one cup of coffee a day lowered their stroke risk by about 20 percent compared to those who drank it rarely.
Compared to those who rarely drank either beverage, those who drank at least one cup of coffee or two cups of green tea a day had a 32 percent lower chance of having an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke that occurs when a blood vessel bursts and bleeds inside the brain. Intracerebral hemorrhages account for 13 percent of strokes.
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Next week there will be a story about how coffee and tea will kill you.
YES! MORE COFFEE!
A cup of coffee makes me feel like i was just charged with rape and murder......Meaning VERY nervous.
I hate that because i realllllly like coffee......
“...The study shows that men who donate blood every six months or so may reduce their risk of having a heart attack by up to 88 percent, and their risk of having a stroke by 33 percent...”
Maybe you can find the right strength — possibly mixing regular coffee with decaf, so you can enjoy the taste, without the negative side effects...
This is very interesting, I haven’t heard of this.
Thanks for posting it.
Fresh cells. I donate four times a year.
I still think exercise and diet matter more.
“Next week there will be a story about how coffee and tea will kill you.”
Yeah, but the cause of death will be different. It’s like all the “Ambulance Chasing Shyster Lawyer” commercials on the tube. This drug you are taking to fix this or stop that, causes you other problems or kills you. I really like it when they essentially list all the problems for which you can sue, including death, and then they say “call us.” Just wonder how they are collecting from the dead people who call for assistance?
I think I’d have a stroke if the coffee ran out.
Eh....I rather just avoid it nowadays.
One cup of coffee can ruin my entire day.
I don’t even drink Coke anymore.
Flavored Seltzer is my bev of choice nowadays....and beer.
it’s good but still kinda sucks.... :)
teat drinker at v20% vs the guy that drinks 8 double jack and cokes a night?
I wants them to spend a few weeks and see who wins.
Please pick up the red courtesy phone.
That’s good. I’m a coffee and green tea drinker who’s danger of stroke goes up 20% every time I see or hear Obama.
Few people who would benefit — older people — would find their blood accepted (due to medications they take). Your statistics are based mostly on younger people who have very few heart attacks and strokes anyway.
Beer never put me in a hospital.
Neither did Gin & Tonics.
Neither did Diet cokes or Tea.
But coffee put me in hospital with stomach issues.
IMHO the best way to fight strokes is exercise.
Exercise helps clean out sludge buildup in arteries and
strengthens arterial walls. Side benefit is better resistance to heart attacks.
May be donating blood is like changing the dirty oil in your car? Get rid of some of the cholesterol & other bad stuff in your blood, and the body will produce replacement new blood which is cleaner and fresher!
I used to have cluster migraines years ago. These things are caused, basically, by tiny veins in your head and fluctuating blood pressure. No painkiller will even make a dent in them.
But if I could drink a small cup of coffee - and keep it down - that would be it. A couple of hours, and poof! Gone!
Sweet! I do both!
You sound like you need a pot of coffee (which is what I use instead of a cup)...
Gets rid of iron. Unfortunately, if you lived in England for more than 6 months, you can’t give blood.
Coffee is like Viagra. It keeps you up all night.
“Next week there will be a story about how coffee and tea will kill you.”
The older I get, the more I think, WTF, we all have an expiration date. I always marveled at interviews of persons who reached the age of 100 or greater. When asked what their secret is, the response was often, Jack Daniels and Cigarettes.
Between you and Joe it’s a “push”!
There is research that says it is due to reducing total iron load in the body. Men and post-menopausal women are at higher risk than pre-menopausal women (studies corrected for age). What the iron actually effects.....?????
What’s the effect of yerba mate (cuppa Jorge)?
As an ACE certified fitness trainer, I agree with you.
Right back at ya! Here is a piece on green tea from Sloan-Kittering:
Herb-Drug Interactions of green tea
Adenosine: The caffeine content in green tea may inhibit the hemodynamic effects of adenosine (18).
Anticoagulants / Antiplatelets: Theoretically, consumption of large amounts of green tea (.5-1 gallon/day) may provide enough vitamin K to antagonize the effects of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, though this effect has not been reported in humans (29) (34).
Atropine: The tannin content in green tea may reduce the absorption of atropine.
Iron supplements: The tannin content in green tea may reduce the bioavailability of iron. Green tea should be taken either 2 hours before or 4 hours following iron administration.
Codeine: The tannin content in green tea may reduce the absorption of codeine (18).
Bortezomib: EGCG and other polyphenols in green tea can inhibit the therapeutic effect of bortezomib (Velcade®) and other boronic acid based proteasome inhibitors (37).
Tamoxifen: EGCG was shown to increase the oral bioavailability of tamoxifen, increasing the potential for their interactions (38).
Verapamil: The bioavailability of Verapamil increased significantly in the presence of EGCG, thought to be due to P-glycoprotein inhibition by EGCG (39).
Irinotecan: A study found EGCG to inhibit transport of irinotecan and its metabolite SN-38 into biliary elimination, resulting in their prolonged half-life which can increase toxicity (40).
Cytochrome P450 3A4 substrates: Green tea extract inhibits CYP 3A4 enzyme and can affect the intracellular concentration of drugs metabolized by this enzyme (43) (44).
UGT (Uridine 5’-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase) substrates: Green tea modulates UGT enzymes in vitro and can increase the side effects of drugs metabolized by them (51).
Acetaminophen: Green tea was shown to increase acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in mice when administered following acetaminophen (53).
Interesting picture, it must be from the forties or earlier based on the fact that all three people are rail thin. I was born in 1944 and I remember when most people were really skinny, very few are now.
Actually I recall reading a report decades ago that was based on interviews with people who made it to 100 and the standout line was that most were, “HEAVY coffee drinkers and MODERATE alcohol drinkers”.
Artist Edward Hopper
Type Oil on canvas
AHA, two years before my birth, my instincts are still good.
As keeper of the worlds worst coffee, I have to say that I have yet to hear of it inducing a stroke.
That coffee is spying on you Joe.
That's exactly what I said to my wife when she told me about this article. For every study that says x is good for you there is another that says x will kill you. I just don't pay attention any more.
Now I do happen to drink a couple of cups of coffee every morning and a couple of cups of green tea in the afternoon (which is why my wife was so excited), but not because of any perceived health benefits. I just like my coffee and my green tea.