Study finds chocolate may reduce risk of having a stroke - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/12/10

Study finds chocolate may reduce risk of having a stroke

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Great news just in time for Valentine's Day, it appears eating chocolate may lower your risk of having a stroke!  A new study of nearly 45,000 people finds those who eat one serving of chocolate a week have a 22% reduced risk for having a stroke, than people who don't eat any chocolate. 

Another study links indulging in chocolate weekly with a lowered risk for dying after having a stroke.  Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants that may have a protective effect against stroke, but as always moderation is the key.

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