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Chocolate linked to lower heart attack and stroke risk – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 16th, 2015.

A large new study has added weight to claims that there are cardiovascular benefits to eating chocolate. But – before you go on that chocolate binge – independent experts say more research is needed to clarify the link. Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is associated with lowered heart disease and stroke […]

Are regular chocolate eaters really thinner?

John Kerr posted in on March 28th, 2012.

Recent research showing a link between moderate chocolate consumption and body mass index has received wide spread coverage in the news (see New Zealand examples here, here and here). But will eating chocolate actually lead to weight loss? The science isn’t that simple writes Justin Norrie, editor of the science news and analysis site The […]

Is chocolate good for the heart?

John Kerr posted in on August 30th, 2011.

High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study. However, the authors and independent experts urge caution in the interpretation of the results.   The research, to be published today in the British Medical Journal, analysed data from previous studies […]

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3 News: Chocolate for young, wrinkle-free skin

Peter Griffin posted in on May 25th, 2010.

A Swiss chocolatier has developed a chocolate, full of antioxidants, which it says can fight ageing and help prevent wrinkles. Some experts, however, have doubts as to the efficacy of the chocolates on skin health. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Links between dark chocolate and health benefits such as lower blood pressure and reduced […]

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