London: For women who consider coffee has unhealthy, here's some healthy tip.

According to a study, drinking a couple of cups of coffee everyday can cut risk of a stroke in women.

Those ladies who don't drink coffee at all may actually be increasing their risk for stroke, the study has warned.

This is true regardless of their weight, smoking and drinking habits, or whether they had a family history of diabetes.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, who carried out the study, have also found evidence that drinking more than a cup of coffee a day can help ward off diabetes and liver cancer in women.

"Some women have avoided coffee because they thought it is unhealthy. In fact, evidence indicates moderate consumption may decrease the risk of diabetes, liver cancer and possibly stroke," lead researcher Dr Susanna Larsson said.

The researchers found women who drank more than a cup a day saw their stroke risk fall by between 20 and 25 per cent compared with those who drank little or none.

It also revealed that drinking coffee lowered the risk of other diseases like diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and having other beneficial effects.

(Agencies)