A sweet tooth isn't necessarily bad for your health - at least not when it comes to chocolate, researchers say.
study of more than 33,000 Swedish women found that the more chocolate
women said they ate, the lower their later risk of stroke. The results add to a growing body of evidence linking cocoa consumption to heart health.
Research leader Susanna
Larsson from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, said previous
studies had linked flavonoids in chocolate with a drop in high blood
pressure - a risk factor for strokes. However,
she said the latest study did not give people a free pass to gorge on
chocolate as it had not yet been proven whether this
theoretical benefit translates into real-life benefits.
the observational design of the study, findings from this study cannot
prove that it's chocolate that lowers the risk of stroke,' Dr Larsson
While she believes chocolate may boost health, she also warned that eating too much of it could be counterproductive.
Source - Daily Mail