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Women who drink coffee had lower risk of stroke in study

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study suggests drinking at least one cut of coffee everyday may lower women's risk of stroke.

The Swedish study found that women who drank a cup or more of coffee each day had a 22-25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared to those who drank less coffee or none at all.

Doctors say women who don't drink coffee shouldn't go running for a cup just yet.  They say the study hasn't proven that coffee reduces stroke risk, only that coffee drinkers tend to have lower risk.  It's not clear why that trend exists.

The study followed about 35,000 women for about 10 years. Results of the study were published online Thursday in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.

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