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Sweet dreams: eating chocolate prevents heart disease

June 16, 2015

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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. See Full Bio
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July 13, 2015

Nice health tips for heart patient.

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July 2, 2015

Your article is very helpful for us so that we can know much information should I learn from your blog, thank you allowed to comment on your blog and we are waiting for a new article. Congratulations and success always
June 19, 2015

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Sharp in LA
June 18, 2015

Most chocolate in the US is now genetically modified. Anybody surprised?

June 18, 2015

Yes, I agree with you. When I was a child, I was told to eat chocolate for preventing heart disease if you are not afraid of fat. And now I can’t agree more, cause I ‘m working in a healthy company called Creative Animodel doing research about the components with drugs.

June 18, 2015

Cacao is a nice for human health because Cocoa is rich in anti-aging antioxidants.

Ed Olaechea
June 17, 2015

Cacao is probably the highest natural source of magnesium, which is required for proper heart function. Furthermore, theobromine, a natural alkaloid found in cacao, is also responsible for vasodilation, which contributes to reducing blood pressure.

Shahzad Ahmed
June 17, 2015

Eating a moderate amount of chocolate a day has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke.
University of Aberdeen experts looked at the eating habits of more than 20,000 middle-aged and elderly people.
They concluded that compared to those who ate no chocolate, those who ate up to a small bar a day had an 11% lesser risk of cardiovascular disease and a 23% reduced risk of stroke.

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