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People who ate chocolate more than once a week were 48% less likely to get type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:07 am Email this article
People who ate chocolate more than once a week were 48% less likely to get type 2 diabetes over the next 5 years compared to people who never ate chocolate according to a new study.
This was after adjusting for cardiovascular, lifestyle and dietary factors including other polyphenol-rich beverages.
“Compounds in cocoa and chocolate have established cardiovascular benefits, including beneficial effects on insulin resistance, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus,” the paper notes.
Crichton GE, Elias MF, Dearborn P, and Robbins M. Habitual chocolate intake and type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study: (1975-2010): Prospective observations. Appetite, 2017 Jan 01; 108: 263-269.
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Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
Sansom Institute for Health Research
University of South Australia
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