Chocolate May Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England analyzed seven studies involving more than 10,000 people with and without heart disease and found those who ate the most chocolate had lower incidents of heart disease. According to the researchers, the highest levels of chocolate consumption were associated with a 37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease and a 20 percent reduction in stroke compared with the lowest levels. The research adds to a growing list of studies showing the positive effects of eating chocolate on health. Though the study didn’t differentiate between types of chocolate, the researchers said darker, and less processed, chocolates tend to have higher levels of the antioxidants thought to benefit health. More here.

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