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Dark chocolate may lower stroke risk in women

A new study says dark chocolate can suppress bad cholesterol which can cause heart disease, including stroke.

October 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There's another reason to eat dark chocolate. It may lower a woman's risk of stroke.

Cocoa has antioxidant properties that can suppress bad cholesterol which can cause heart disease, including stroke.

Researchers studied more than 33,000 Swedish women between the ages of 49 and 83 years old. Women who ate the most chocolate, about two candy bars a week, had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke.

The study is in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


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