Harvard Women's Health Watch

Heart failure risk is lower in women who regularly eat modest amounts of chocolate

High-quality chocolate may lower the risk of heart failure in middle-aged and older women when eaten once or twice a week. An observational study of 31,000 older women in Sweden found that those who ate one to two servings a week had a lower risk of heart failure.
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