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    People consuming the most chocolate were 10% less likely to have coronary heart disease


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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:00 am Email this article

    People consuming the most chocolate were 10% less likely to have coronary heart disease, and 14% less likely to have a heart attack, according to data from six prospective studies.

    Stronger Association When Less Than 10 Years

    28% Less Likely to Have Coronary Heart Disease When Follow-up Less Than 10 Years

    In studies with a follow-up of less than 10 years, people consuming the most chocolate were 28% less likely to have coronary heart disease.

    Dosing

    Effect of dose

    People consuming one (1) serving of chocolate per week were 6% less likely to have a coronary heart disease.

    People consuming 3 servings of chocolate per week were 9% less likely to have a coronary heart disease.

    People consuming 7 servings of chocolate per week were 11% less likely to have a coronary heart disease.

    People consuming 10 servings of chocolate per week were 12% less likely to have a coronary heart disease.

    Definition

    One dose was one ounce (30 grams)

    One serving of chocolate is one (1) ounce (30 grams).

    Reference

    Yuan S, Li X, Jin Y, and Lu J. Chocolate Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies. Nutrients, 2017 Jul 2; 9(7): published online. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/7/688.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Jinping Lu
    Department of Geratology
    Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University
    Wuhan University
    Wuhan 430071, China
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