25 December 2012
Men who eat a piece of chocolate every day could be doing their bit to boost their overall health, according to new research.
Scientists at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen found that while eating dark chocolate can protect all from heart disease and stroke, it is most effective in men.
It was discovered that this type of chocolate produces anti-clotting effects in the body a mere two hours after consumption.
“It’s an acute effect in the body that men and women both benefit from, but it’s more diluted in women,” commented Dr Baukje de Roos, the lead researcher of the study who also works at the Rowett Institute.
“These findings are not a carte blanche to eat chocolates as they are extremely rich in fat and sugar.”
A stroke is classed as a serious medical condition that occurs when bloody supply to the brain is cut off.
This research will add to knowledge about stroke because if some one experiences it, it is all about speed. What part chocolate can play in helping treat it is not yet known.
Posted by Edward Bartel
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