Skip to comments.Chocolate 'cuts death rate' in heart attack survivors
Posted on 08/13/2009 10:29:41 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
PARIS (AFP) Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate two or more times per week cut their risk of dying from heart disease about three fold compared to those who never touch the stuff, scientists have reported.
Smaller quantities confer less protection, but are still better than none, according to the study, which appears in the September issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Earlier research had established a strong link between cocoa-based confections and lowered blood pressure or improvement in blood flow.
It had also shown that chocolate cuts the rate of heart-related mortality in healthy older men, along with post-menopausal women.
But the new study, led by Imre Janszky of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, is the first to demonstrate that consuming chocolate can help ward off the grim reaper if one has suffered acute myocardial infarction -- otherwise known as a heart attack.
"It was specific to chocolate -- we found no benefit to sweets in general," said Kenneth Mukamal, a researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a co-author of the study.
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I wonder if it’s the theobromine. It’s a vasodilator and heart stimulant, and reduces blood pressure.
pass the Hershey bars Pa. :-D
OK. But how much is a “serving”.
Apparently I’m going to live forever!
and a british report says that women who drink a pint of beer or less every day have harder bones than those who don’t because of the silicon they get in the beer.
I'll drink a Chocolate Martini to THAT!
“Food giants say U.S. running out of sugar”
Willy Wonka was a true visionary!
Cheers girls! Good news for a “change”.
Chocolate, red wine and asprin the miracle drugs.
I imagine all the food nazis on all the cable channels are reacting violently to this news. “Oh no!” they are exclaiming, “that can’t be true. Eating raw tree bark and dried field grass is the way to go” they are moaning. Said Driftless as he munched on his Hershey Bar.
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