LONDON – A new catchy research suggests that eating chocolate is good for your health.
As The Guardian’s website reports, scientists carried out a review of seven studies relating to chocolate. The people involved in the studies were more than 100,000 and scientists compared the rates of heart disease of each patient with those who ate chocolate with those who didn’t.
The study showed that in five studies out of seven the “highest levels of consumption were associated with a 37% reduction in stroke compared with lowest levels.” No difference was made between varieties of chocolate.
Still, scientists are wary about the results that have been published on the online version of the British Medical Journal and presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Paris because of the chocolate’s high calories. “
“This paper doesn’t really say eat chocolate to improve heart health – nor do the authors conclude this either. What they seem to say is, those who don’t deny themselves a sweet treat of chocolate – white or brown – have better cardiovascular outcomes,” said a dietician at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.
At least people who want to reduce their heart disease risk now know they don’t have to start from the bottom of a box of chocolates.
6 September 2011 | 19:37 Viewed 687 times