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People consuming the most chocolate were 17% less likely to have a stroke over 10 years
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The one-fourth of people with the highest intake of chocolate were 17% less likely to have a stroke over the next 10 years compared to the one-fourth of people who ate the least according to a study from Sweden.
A meta-analysis of 5 studies found similar results, that people consuming the most chocolate were 19% less likely to have a stroke (of any type) compared to people eating the least, the paper notes.
Larsson SC, Virtamo J, and Wolk A. Chocolate consumption and risk of stroke: a prospective cohort of men and meta-analysis. Neurology, 2012 Sep 18; 79(12): 1223-1229.
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Institute of Environmental Medicine
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