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Dark chocolate ‘good for the heart’

Dark chocolate 'good for the heart'Dark chocolate can reduce women's risk of heart failure (HF), a recent study has shown.

Researchers from the US, Sweden and Israel studied 31,823 women aged between 48 and 83 who did not have diabetes or a history of HF.

Their aim was to investigate the association between chocolate intake and the incidence of HF.

Over the nine years of the study, 419 women were hospitalised for incident HF or died of it.

"In this population, moderate habitual chocolate intake was associated with a lower rate of HF hospitalisation or death but the protective association was not observed with intake of one or more servings per day," the study's authors concluded.

Back in May, Amanda Ursell wrote in the Times that, as dark chocolate is harder, more dense and takes more time to digest than milk chocolate, it stays in the stomach for longer, helping people to feel satisfied for longer.

Do you need to moderate your chocolate intake?


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19 Aug
2010
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Best Of You for Men and Women: Pre Workout, Post Workout, Whey Protein and Super Greens

  • Kathryn Chivers

    I try to not have too much chocolate each week, however there are some days when I just get chocolate cravings and have total chocolate binges.

  • Dani

    Not a big fan of dark chocolate and I certianly couldn’t each much of it.

  • Anya

    Is it a certain chocolate? Because I already eat a load of it haha