Chocolate And Heart Disease: Eating Chocolates Is Good For The Heart – Study

By on Aug 30, 2011 in Europe, Food, Health, Science, World Comments
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Chocolate is good for the heart, a recent study suggests as reported by several international news sites on August 29, 2011.

The new study is published in the August 29 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The recent study was said to be a large scale analysis of seven studies which involved more than 100,000 participants without heart disease.

According to reports, researchers at the University of Cambridge in England found that five of the studies revealed that high levels of chocolate consumption reduced heart disease risks.

A 37 percent reduction in heart disease was linked to studies in which participants ate the most chocolate, and 29 percent reduction in stroke compared to studies in which participants ate the least amount of chocolates.

Meanwhile, the authors of the study reportedly stressed that more research is still needed to confirm the beneficial effect of chocolate consumption. Furthermore, some types of chocolate are said to be high in calories, in which eating too much could lead to weight gain and increase diabetes and other disease risks.

“You should eat chocolate in a moderate way and in a regular manner,” study author Dr. Oscar Franco, a professor of public health at the University of Cambridge, was quoted as saying.

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