Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chomp Chocolate

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As I've said repeatedly.........there's nothing like chocolate to satisfy a serious prednisone carb craving. Especially in cake and frosting form.

But here's some evidence that chocolate is actually beneficial for other reasons...

I like it:

Excuses for Eating Chocolate Can Now Include Heart-Failure Prevention

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 [1]. 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.

You can read the article in it's entirety on Medscape here

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