We've heard that chocolate comes with some cardiovascular benefits. Now a new study finds the sweet stuff can help prevent stroke in men as well. Swedish researchers found men who consumed the most chocolate per day had a 17-percent lower risk of stroke than men who ate no chocolate at all. The protection mostly likely comes from the flavinoids in chocolate. That is believed to help decrease bad cholesterol as lowering blood pressure. Although dark chocolate gets the most hype for the heart, the men in this study consumed milk chocolate. That's good to hear if you prefer the lighter kind.
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