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Chocolate may be good for you!

17 August 2012

In a news story guaranteed to catch the eye of the NES Healthcare editorial team, it emerges that a limited quantity of dark chocolate may in fact help to lower blood pressure.

 

An analysis of 20 studies has concluded that eating dark chocolate on a daily basis can result in a slight reduction in blood pressure.

 

It's all down to the chemicals present in cocoa, which is found in greater quantities in dark than milk chocolate. Sadly, the benefit gained in terms of blood pressure has to be weighed against the calories contained in chocolate, and therefore report notes that there are better ways to tackle high blood pressure.

 

Read the full story at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19241924