Thursday, April 10, 2003

Coffee cocktail 'limits stroke damage'

A 'coffee cocktail' drug could reduce the amount of damage caused by strokes, researchers say.

The drug is as potent as two cups of strong coffee combined with an alcoholic drink.

The drug - a mixture of caffeine and ethanol (alcohol), called caffeinol - had already been shown to limit damage from ischaemic strokes in animal studies.

The researchers found caffeinol could be safely given alongside thrombolytic drugs.

So, if you have a stroke immediately take a shot and some strong coffee?

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