There is much more than chocolate being just a guilty pleasure. A new study reveals that eating up to 100 grams of chocolate daily cuts diseases heart and Career risks. Read: Good news for chocolate lovers – tastier, the healthiest chocolate soon
During the study, the EPIC-Norfolk participants were monitored for an average of almost 12 years, during which 3013 (14 percent) people with experience or an episode of fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease or stroke. Moreover, research specifies that the highest levels of consumption were associated with younger age and lower weight (BMI), waist: hip, systolic blood pressure, inflammatory proteins, diabetes and physical activity more regular all of which add up to a [favorable19459011] cardiovascular diseases risk profile. Read: The benefits of chocolate black
Calculations showed that compared with those who ate chocolate without higher intake was associated with a risk 11 percent lower cardiovascular disease and a 25 percent lower risk of death associated . It was also associated with a 9 percent lower risk of hospitalization or death from coronary heart disease, after taking into account dietary factors. The highest consumption of chocolate was associated with similarly 23 percent lower risk of stroke, even after taking into account other possible risk factors.
The researchers say that accumulating evidence suggests that higher intake of chocolate is associated with a lower risk of future cardiovascular events. The researchers conclude that there seems no evidence to say that chocolate should be avoided in those who are concerned about cardiovascular risk.
The research is published in the journal Heart .
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