Just two to three cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of a stroke by almost 20 per cent.
A study of 83,000 women over a 24-year period showed coffee lovers were much less likely to suffer a clot on the brain.
The finding came as a surprise to scientists who had set out to investigate reports that coffee increased the risk of a stroke.
Although the study was carried out in women, it is thought any benefits would also apply to men. Read More »Coffee can slash stroke risk in women