A study published by the British Medical Journal show that chocolate might help in the reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Chocolate’s high content of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds migh be responsible for these health benefits. Researchers from the University of Cambridge summarized results from different studies. They found that 5 out of 7 studies showed that high levels of chocolate consumption were associated with a decrease in cardiovascular disease by 37% and a 29% reduction in stroke. Interestingly, these data includes the consumption of dark and milk chocolate, chocolate bars, drinks, biscuits, and desserts.
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