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Is there a medical relationship between coffee and strokes?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

The question of whether coffee contributes to atherosclerosis with consequent heart attack and stroke has been studied many times.
There is actually an inverse relationship - it lowers risk! the mechanism is unclear: it may be antioxidants in the coffee. Caffeine is mild vasodilator and generally doesn't raise blood pressure although, in susceptible people, it can cause rhythm disturbances.

In brief: No

The question of whether coffee contributes to atherosclerosis with consequent heart attack and stroke has been studied many times.
There is actually an inverse relationship - it lowers risk! the mechanism is unclear: it may be antioxidants in the coffee. Caffeine is mild vasodilator and generally doesn't raise blood pressure although, in susceptible people, it can cause rhythm disturbances.
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