Friday, March 5, 2010

Chocoholics Rejoice!

In a new Harvard study, researchers found that eating a small amount of dark chocolate daily reduces the risk of some types of stroke by 52%. Per the study author cited in the article, "There are several possible mechanisms, but the effect of rich cocoa on cardiovascular health seems to be through its effect on blood pressure, and the capacity to improve the flexibility of the blood vessels." While not the most common type of stroke, and although it appeared to have no effect on overall cardiac health, I will gladly take this as a sign to continue my chocolicious ways guilt-free. Nom nom nom.


  1. I knew I was justified in my dark chocolate square-a-day habit!

  2. See there you go.

    There was a study recently that said something like "if you get migraines, you are much more likely to die from stroke." I get migraines....awesome.

  3. But dark chocolate? I think it's kinda yuck. I'm personally soooooo sick of hearing that I need to eat salmon, greens, low-fat dairy, berries, and dark chocolate for a sinful treat. Srsly, I get it!


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