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Chocolate ‘lowers’ blood pressure

A mouthful of dark chocolate each day could reduce blood pressure, cutting the risk of stroke, research suggests.

Forty-four people with raised blood pressure were put into two groups. One ate six grams of dark chocolate daily, the other the same amount of white.

The first group saw blood pressure fall slightly, but the others saw no change, researchers wrote in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA).

The British Heart Foundation warned chocolate was a “treat not treatment”.

You can read the rest of the article at the BBC Health News here. Heh heh heh – sounds like a ‘treatment’ to me!

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July 8, 2007 Posted by | Chocolate, Health Issues, News, Statistics | 2 Comments