Chocolate is Good For Your Heart!

posted by Paul James -

Medical researchers have another reason for you to like chocolate. A new study says regularly eating chocolate could help prevent irregular heartbeat. Researchers in Denmark found that adults who ate chocolate at least once a month had ten to 20% lower rates of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, than people who ate chocolate less than once a month.

The leader of the study says people who ate one ounce of chocolate two to six times a week were least likely to have irregular heartbeat episodes. Earlier studies linked eating chocolate to lower rates of heart disease and stroke. The new study is published in yesterday's edition of the journal "Heart."

In case you’re wondering, dark chocolate with at least 60% cacao is the stuff to eat. Source: Live Science

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