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Chocolate May Lower Risk Of Stroke

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Chocolate May Lower Risk Of Stroke

Antioxidant rich chocolate may prevent stroke…

Good news for chocoholics – researchers now believe that eating a little bit of chocolate each week may not only reduces the risk of having a stroke, but also decreases the odds of dying from one.

The new review of recent research on chocolate and stroke risk found at least two large studies are suggestive of the health benefits of chocolate in lowering the risk of stroke.

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The first study found that 44, 489 people who consume one portion of chocolate per week were 22 percent less likely to have a stroke than those who did not eat chocolate.

The second showed that 1,169 people who ate 50 grams of chocolate once a week were 46% less likely to die after a stroke compared to people who didn’t.

Although the two large studies would suggest that eating chocolate has health benefits, a third study found no association between chocolate consumption and risk of death from stroke.

Sarah Sahib, BScCA, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, says in a news release:

“More research is needed to determine whether chocolate truly lowers stroke risk, or whether healthier people are simply more likely to eat chocolate than others,”

Chocolate, especially dark, is known to be rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants help combat the free radicals that break down our cells, helping our body to preserve itself and stay healthy.

The results will be presented in April at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Toronto.


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