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By Mandy Oaklander for




What does it take to get you out of bed in the morning? Several rounds of hitting the snooze button, surely, and probably a steaming mug of tea or coffee. Well, good news fellow caffeine fiends: New research find both beverages are great for your heart.

A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke reveals that your favorite hot drinks do more than just wake you up. Nearly 83,000 healthy Japanese adults, ages 45-65, completed detailed questionnaires for 13 years about their lifestyle and diet, including caffeinated beverage consumption. After controlling for age, smoking status, sex, and other confounding factors, researchers found that drinking green tea or coffee is associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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