Navigation Links
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good
Date:3/30/2010

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes,,

TUESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- For those who believe in the Easter bunny (or at least in what he is believed to bring), good news awaits.

Just one small square of chocolate a day might help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart disease.

After analyzing the diet and health habits of 19,357 people, aged 35 to 65, for at least 10 years, German researchers found that those who ate the most chocolate (an average of 7.5 grams, or 0.3 ounces, a day) had lower blood pressure and were 39 percent less likely to have a heart attack than those who ate the least amount of chocolate (an average of 1.7 grams, or 0.06 ounces, a day).

"To put that in terms of absolute risk, if people in the group eating the least amount of chocolate [of whom 219 per 10,000 had a heart attack or stroke] increased their chocolate intake by 6 grams [0.2 ounces] a day, 85 fewer heart attacks and strokes per 10,000 people could be expected to occur over a period of about 10 years," study leader Dr. Brian Buijsse, a nutritional epidemiologist at the German Institute of Human Nutrition, said in a news release from the European Heart Journal, which published the findings online Tuesday.

"If the 39 percent lower risk is generalized to the general population, the number of avoidable heart attacks and strokes could be higher because the absolute risk in the general population is higher," he said.

Six grams of chocolate is equivalent to about one small square of a 100 gram (3.5 ounce) bar, the researchers said.

But Buijsse cautioned that eating chocolate shouldn't increase a person's overall intake of calories or reduce the consumption of healthy foods.

"Small amounts of chocolate may help to prevent heart disease, but only if it replaces other energy-dense foods, such as snacks, in order to keep body weight st
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Low-Fat Diet Does Little to Alter Cholesterol Levels
2. Newer Genetic Info Adds Little to Predicting Breast Cancer
3. Little City Foundation Battles for Rights of Individuals with Disabilities in Springfield and Meets with Legislators Day Before Governors Budget Address
4. Experts Say Its Not So Bad to Go a Little Mad
5. Secretary Clintons Approach to Development: Good Rhetoric, Little Action?
6. Reno Children With Disabilities Profit From a Little Known but Internationally Recognized Non-Profit Organization as it Quietly Crosses the $200,000.00 Mark in Service Investment Into the Reno Area
7. For Valentine's Day, Lifestyle Correspondent and Her Two Sets of Twins Show a Little Love Where Its Needed the Most
8. Lung Cancer: Large Impact, Little Funding
9. Symptoms have little value for early detection of ovarian cancer
10. Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma
11. Major Imaging Initiative to Shed Light on Little Known Brain Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 An operating theatre or ... for performing surgical operations. An operating room comprises a ... booms, operating room lights, imaging displays as well as ... by Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market research firm, ... USD 4.5 billion by 2019. , According to ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... "Women struggle with weight gain typically associated to ... early as 15, if not earlier. Women therefore ... downs of hormone related weight gain. The battle ... to rage against the hidden and ever-present hormones which ... begin to face menopause and related changes, these hormonal ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... By Dennis Thompson ... -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American ... the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report. The ... it, even if they didn,t get the medication until five ... cases of Ebola who were days or even hours away ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... atrial fibrillation (AF) doubles the risk of stroke compared ... 6 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today by ... a simple clinical assessment of the type of AF ... Ischaemic stroke is the second cause of death in ... many more disabled patients each year. Annual direct health ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The National ... to announce that Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, and ... of the American Academy of Nursing. They will be ... RN-BC, CCM, FACHE, whose induction we reported last May. ... 18, 2014, during the 2014 American Academy of Nursing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 2Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 3Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 2Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 3Health News:Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 4
... go indoors, , , SATURDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Summer ... so it is also the time for them to be ... is, ,When thunder roars, go indoors," Mary Ann Cooper, director ... Illinois at Chicago, said in a prepared statement. "Decisions about ...
... Emageon Inc.,(Nasdaq: EMAG ), a leader ... networks and imaging facilities,announced today that the Strategic ... Jefferies and Company as Lead Advisor and SunTrust,Robinson ... it evaluates all,strategic options available to the company., ...
... MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., July 11 A,democratic process involving ... July 14 with hearings to determine the best way ... have the greatest strength,to win for their families and ... step in a thorough, open, and democratic,discussion to make ...
... $500 million in cuts, WASHINGTON, July 11 ... and pay more out of pocket,for health care, while ... legislation approved this week by the U.S. Congress., ... from the,Medicare Advantage program over a five-year period, including ...
... Texas, July 11 Abuelo,s restaurants today,released the ... been linked to consumption of certain raw jalapeno ... recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),Abuelo,s ... our recipes and,plate presentations at this time. We ...
... In New York, the majority of Medicaid LTC Funds ... A new report by AARP,s,Public Policy Institute finds mixed ... long-term care (LTC) options under Medicaid.,According to the report, ... Medicaid LTC dollars for older people providing home and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Summer Is Peak Time for Lightning Strikes 2Health News:Florida Seniors' Medicare Advantage Benefits at Risk 2Health News:New AARP Report Finds Mixed Results Among State Governments' Efforts to Balance Long Term Care Services Under Medicaid 2Health News:New AARP Report Finds Mixed Results Among State Governments' Efforts to Balance Long Term Care Services Under Medicaid 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... Oil Market by Extraction type (SFE, Cold Pressed, ... Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food Supplements, Fragrance, & Others) - ... MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Amaranth Seed Oil ... market size in terms of value. The Amaranth ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014   Vittamed Corporation , a neurodiagnostics medical ... today that T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi , MD, DmedSc, ... of Directors. " Teo Forcht Dagi ... medical innovation and venture capital," said Remis Bistras , ... add his clinical, strategic, and entrepreneurial expertise to our Board." ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage ... at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science ... Forensic Sciences in Adelaide, Australia ... discussion concerning the advancements that hyperspectral imaging can ... Jeffrey Beckstead , Director of Product Development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 3Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 4Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3
... (NASDAQ: IPHS ), the leading North American ... pharmaceutical, oral care and industrial end markets, today announced ... completed the acquisition of Kelatron Corporation. Kelatron ... of bioactive mineral nutrients. For over 30 years, the ...
... Filtrona Porous Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of custom ... will introduce a new range of hydrophilic, polyurethane foams ... COMPAMED trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany from 16 to ... New innovations to be featured at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Innophos Holdings, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Kelatron Corporation 2Filtrona Porous Technologies to Introduce New Hydrophilic Foam Products for Advanced Wound Care at the MEDICA / COMPAMED Trade Fair 2
... Eppendorf Reference Series 2000 Pipette is a ... a compact and robust design, and superior ... used to operate the measuring stroke and ... Product features:Eppendorf "pipette/tip" system ensures utmost accuracy ...
... Finnpipette Focus from Thermo Labsystems ... ergonomics with uncompromising performance. ... offers a custom fit for ... shorter tip cones allow easier ...
... Focus from Thermo Labsystems was ... with uncompromising performance. The ... a custom fit for different ... tip cones allow easier and ...
... Finnpipette Focus from Thermo Labsystems ... ergonomics with uncompromising performance. ... offers a custom fit for ... shorter tip cones allow easier ...
Medicine Products: