Upping your coffee intake 'doubles the risk of a stroke'

Drinking more coffee than usual could double your risk of a stroke, according to a study.

Light coffee drinkers who normally have no more than one a day are twice as likely to suffer a blood clot on the brain if they increase that by an extra cup or two, it found.

The risk of a potentially fatal stroke was greatest in the hour following consumption. After two hours, the coffee’s effects had worn off and the risk of a stroke passed.

But the danger lies in occasional exposure to relatively higher caffeine levels, the findings in the journal Neurology said – making light coffee drinkers more susceptible.

Source - Daily Mail

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