NO April Fool – Daily Chocolate Has Real Health Benefits

In case you missed our health briefs today, we have a widely distributed item based on a study published Tuesday by the European Heart Journal.

It states, “A daily nibble of dark chocolate may slash the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than one-third, a study of 20,000 middle-aged Germans found.”

Participants were tracked for a decade to discern the ties between chocolate and heart disease. They found that the biggest benefit was in warding off strokes. Eating 6 grams of chocolate a day, less than two Hershey’s kisses, could prevent 85 heart attacks and strokes in every 10,000 people over a decade, according the to study.

Check it out on our Food & Exercise News Briefs page.


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