Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Have some cake with your chocolate, or not

  • Women who ate an average of one to two servings of the high-quality chocolate per week had a 32 percent lower risk of developing heart failure.
  • Those who had one to three servings per month had a 26 percent lower risk.
  • Those who consumed at least one serving daily or more didn’t appear to benefit from a protective effect against heart failure.

The lack of a protective effect among women eating chocolate every day is probably due to the additional calories gained from eating chocolate instead of more nutritious foods, said Murrray Mittleman, M.D., Dr.P.H., lead researcher of the study.


Well, I cut down on the chocolate by mixing it up in zucchini cake. Maybe next time I will add orange, I'm sure that will be even healthier:)

HT the Instapundit.

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