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Green tea, coffee may reduce stroke risk by 20 percent
CBS News ^ | March 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo

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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coffee; greentea; health; medicine; stroke
ODE TO COFFEE
1 posted on 03/16/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Next week there will be a story about how coffee and tea will kill you.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 10:00:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Innovative

YES! MORE COFFEE!


3 posted on 03/16/2013 10:01:24 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Innovative

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......


4 posted on 03/16/2013 10:02:45 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Innovative
Actually donating blood twice a year does even better at reducing stroke and an incredible job of reducing heart attacks. Maybe those medieval blood letting doctors knew something after all.

“...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...”

http://www.talkingaboutmenshealth.com/want-to-reduce-your-heart-attack-and-stroke-risk-donate-blood/

5 posted on 03/16/2013 10:07:11 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: mowowie

Maybe you can find the right strength — possibly mixing regular coffee with decaf, so you can enjoy the taste, without the negative side effects...


6 posted on 03/16/2013 10:07:34 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Robert357

This is very interesting, I haven’t heard of this.

Thanks for posting it.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 10:08:29 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Robert357
“...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...”

Fresh cells. I donate four times a year.

I still think exercise and diet matter more.

8 posted on 03/16/2013 10:13:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics is.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“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?


9 posted on 03/16/2013 10:15:12 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Innovative

I think I’d have a stroke if the coffee ran out.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 10:15:13 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Innovative

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.... :)


11 posted on 03/16/2013 10:15:41 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Innovative

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.


12 posted on 03/16/2013 10:17:52 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: Innovative


13 posted on 03/16/2013 10:19:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono; Darksheare

Paging Dark.

Please pick up the red courtesy phone.


14 posted on 03/16/2013 10:28:28 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Innovative

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.


15 posted on 03/16/2013 10:29:05 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Salamander

16 posted on 03/16/2013 10:37:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Monty22002
Teat drinker...

Hmm...

17 posted on 03/16/2013 10:39:53 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

18 posted on 03/16/2013 11:01:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Innovative

bookmark


19 posted on 03/16/2013 11:06:30 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Robert357

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.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 11:12:43 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Innovative

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.


21 posted on 03/16/2013 11:14:54 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Innovative; Robert357

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!


22 posted on 03/16/2013 11:44:00 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Innovative

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!


23 posted on 03/17/2013 12:04:48 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Robert357

Sweet! I do both!


24 posted on 03/17/2013 12:07:08 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: mowowie

You sound like you need a pot of coffee (which is what I use instead of a cup)...


25 posted on 03/17/2013 12:07:51 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Carry_Okie

Gets rid of iron. Unfortunately, if you lived in England for more than 6 months, you can’t give blood.


26 posted on 03/17/2013 12:24:30 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Innovative

Coffee is like Viagra. It keeps you up all night.


27 posted on 03/17/2013 12:24:39 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“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.


28 posted on 03/17/2013 1:01:06 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Daffynition; JoeProBono

Between you and Joe it’s a “push”!


29 posted on 03/17/2013 2:47:45 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: entropy12
"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!"

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.....?????

30 posted on 03/17/2013 4:54:11 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Innovative

What’s the effect of yerba mate (cuppa Jorge)?


31 posted on 03/17/2013 5:10:47 AM PDT by gasport (LIVE FREE or Comply)
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To: entropy12

As an ACE certified fitness trainer, I agree with you.


32 posted on 03/17/2013 5:33:38 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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).


33 posted on 03/17/2013 6:20:27 AM PDT by Makana
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To: JoeProBono

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.


34 posted on 03/17/2013 8:00:48 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Artie

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”.


35 posted on 03/17/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: RipSawyer

Nighthawks

Artist Edward Hopper

Year 1942

Type Oil on canvas


36 posted on 03/17/2013 8:14:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

AHA, two years before my birth, my instincts are still good.


37 posted on 03/17/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: RipSawyer

;-{)


38 posted on 03/17/2013 8:44:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Salamander; JoeProBono

As keeper of the worlds worst coffee, I have to say that I have yet to hear of it inducing a stroke.


39 posted on 03/17/2013 12:43:16 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: JoeProBono; Salamander

That coffee is spying on you Joe.


40 posted on 03/17/2013 12:46:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Next week there will be a story about how coffee and tea will kill you.

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.

41 posted on 03/17/2013 1:35:21 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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