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Chocolate: Good for the Heart?

The good news for chocolate aficionados is that a new study out of Germany, featuring a generous sample size of more than 19,000 people, suggests that there may be a link between chocolate consumption and lower blood pressure, not to mention a lowered risk of heart attacks and strokes. The catch is that chocolate lovers have to keep their scarfing habits under fairly strict control in order to enjoy these potential health benefits. –KA

BBC:

The study of over 19,000 people, published in the European Heart Journal, found those who ate half a bar a week had lower blood pressure.

They also had a 39% lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.

[…] Victoria Taylor, Senior Heart Health Dietician, at the British Heart Foundation said: “This sounds like a dream for chocolate lovers and just in time for Easter too, but it’s important to read the small print with this study.

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