Two bars of chocolate a day ‘lowers risk of stroke and heart disease’
A new study out today shows two bars of chocolate a day appears to protect against heart disease and stroke. This study claims that it’s not only dark chocolate – but also milk that as benefits.
To find out if it was beneficial for the heart researchers at the University of Aberdeen looked at the snacking habits of 21,000 people over 12 years.
They found that eating up to 100g of chocolate every day lowered the risk of dying from heart disease during that time by 25 per cent. The chance of suffering a stroke also fell by 23 per cent.
The report found those who ate the most chocolate were slimmer, exercised more often and had lower blood pressure.
The message we take from this study is that if you are a healthy weight, then eating chocolate (in moderation) does not detectibly increase risk of heart disease and may even have some benefit 🙂