According to a new study, if light coffee drinkers gulp down a few additional cups of coffee it may double the risk of stroke.
The study claimed that light coffee drinkers i.e. people who drink only one or two cups of coffee a day from their cup holder, are much more prone to get a brain clot when they increase their coffee consumption by even an extra cup or two.
In the report published in the magazine Neurology, it is stated that the risk of a potentially critical stroke was maximum within an hour of drinking coffee. The coffee’s outcome and consequently the chances of stroke reduce and wear off after two hours.
According to Daily Mail, an occasional exposure to comparatively higher quantities of caffeine is extremely deadly to light coffee drinkers. But coffee-lovers who consume numerous cups of coffee from a drink holder, throughout the day get “desensitized” to the effects of caffeine which includes increased blood pressure, stiffening of arteries and a raise in the levels of a stress hormone called norepinephrine which sets off increased heart rate.
At Harvard Medical School, specialists investigated around 400 stroke victims. They compared each person’s coffee consumption in the hour prior to their stroke with their regular coffee intake over the previous year and the results are shocking! About one in 10 had consumed coffee less than an hour prior to getting a stroke.
The coffee consumption was associated with a stroke risk in the successive hour. Compared to the periods where there was no coffee intake, the risk was twice as high.
Experts proved that the risk was mainly limited to those individuals who exceeded their regular consumption of coffee a day and guaranteed that there was no such connection with other caffeinated food and beverage products such as cola or tea, or whether using wheelchair accessories or not.