Wed, 25 Apr 2012 06:15:39 GMT | By AFPRelaxnews, Updated by Simone Camy

Sodas may boost stroke risk, while coffee may curb it

Researchers found that drinking soda -- diet or sugar-sweetened -- can boost your risk of stroke, especially if you're a woman… read more here!


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(Relaxnews) - In a new study, researchers found that drinking soda -- diet or sugar-sweetened -- can boost your risk of stroke, especially if you're a woman. Conversely, drinking either decaffeinated or regular coffee decreased stroke risk.

While numerous studies have linked soda consumption with weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and Harvard University in the US report that their study is the first to examine soda's affect on stroke risk.

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