Chocolate is linked to lower heart disease risk, study shows

08/29/2011 | Reuters

An analysis in the British Medical Journal of seven studies that included 100,000 people found the highest levels of chocolate consumption were tied to a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with the lowest levels of consumption. However, the data did not differentiate between dark or milk chocolate, and any benefits could be outweighed by the high fat and sugar content of the candy, the researchers said at the European Society of Cardiology meeting.

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