After controlling for total calorie intake, they found smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index and other factors
As compared to people who ate no chocolate, those who had one to three one-ounce servings a month had a 10 percent reduced relative risk of atrial fibrillation, those who ate a portion a week had a 17 percent reduced risk, and those who ate two up to six a week had a 20 percent reduced risk.
Using data from a large Danish health examination, researchers have found a connection between chocolate consumption and reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, the irregular heart rhythm.
which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other serious problems.
Why chocolate can be good for the heart –
By NICHOLAS BAKALARMAY 23, 2017
Eating chocolate has been bound to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Dark chocolate with higher cocoa content is better, according to executive director Elizabeth Mostofsky, an instructor at Harvard.
Because it is cocoa, not milk and sugar, which gives the benefit.
"You can't have as much chocolate as you like," she said, "and then ignore everything we know about healthy diet and physical activity."
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