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Study: Coffee may help women cope with stress

Researchers found that the caffeine in coffee helps reduce stress in women but did not do much for men.

January 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
When you're stressed out during the day, do you reach for a cup of coffee? It may help, if you're a woman. Researchers at the University of Bristol found that when it came to reducing stress, caffeine worked well for women but not so much for men.

The effect was especially true when it came to collaboration in a stressful setting.

Experts said in a group situation, men under stress were more likely to act aggressive, while women were more likely to collaborate.