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Health.com: 17 Surprising Things That Affect Stroke Risk

Drink Coffee in Moderation

In a recent analysis, moderate daily coffee consumption (1-3 cups) actually protected against ischemic stroke. Downing six or more cups a day had no effect on stroke risk.

“Coffee in moderation (1-2 cups) is OK,” says Wayne M. Clark, MD, director of the Oregon Stroke Center and professor of neurology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. “More may increase blood pressure,” a major risk factor for stroke.

On the other hand, if you know you have a brain aneurysm, lay off the joe because it could temporarily raise your blood pressure, increasing the risk that the weakened artery will burst.

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