Excuses for eating chocolate can now include heart-failure prevention

Heartwire/Steve Stiles/August 17, 2010/Dallas, Texas — Not that many would need further encouragement to eat chocolate regularly but a prospective observational study of older women in Sweden suggests that partaking of it up to a few times a week can cut the risk of heart failure by about a third. Although many studies of various kinds have linked intake of chocolate, especially flavanol-rich dark chocolate, to improved blood pressure and other cardiovascular benefits, the new population-based study may be the first of its kind to suggest the confection can improve the risk of heart failure in particular.

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