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Another Benefit of Chocolate for Women

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A new study from Sweden claims that the more chocolate women eat, the lower their stroke risk. This could be added to list of benefits from eating chocolate such as lower blood pressure and reduced heart risk. The article says, “For every 50-gram (1.8 oz.) increase in chocolate consumption per week, the participants’ overall stroke risk dropped 14%.” It drops even further the more chocolate consumption. It also varied between different kinds of stroke, for example, the chocolate intake can be related to a 27% drop in hemorrhagic stroke risk, but on the other hand there was only 12% lower risk of strokes caused by clots.

The 10 year old study followed 33,373 women, aged 49-83, and asked them to fill out extensive questionnaires about their diet and lifestyle. The study also emphasized that women shouldn’t start eating loads of chocolate, and should still consider eating them in moderation. Also, dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate. 90% of the time, the women in this study were eating Swedish chocolate which has a higher concentration of cocoa than in the U.S.

What do you think of this study?

Read original article here—Courtesy of Times Health Land

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