more chocolate = fewer strokes

Yesterday I posted that when I indulge in delicious treats, I’ll limit it to dark chocolate. Apparently I have the right idea! According to a new study, chocolate lovers have fewer strokes.

Researchers studying more than 33,000 Swedish women found that the more chocolate women said they ate, the lower their risk of stroke…Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year, with about a sixth of them dying of it and many more left disabled.

Of course, that isn’t a free pass to pig out on chocolate. Dark chocolate is lower in sugar and fats so eating it in moderation is the way to go. Of course, doctors recommend quitting smoking, exercising more and eating a healthier diet to avoid stroke first!

 

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About sarahkscoular

Sarah K. Scoular (@sarahkscoular on twitter) has 15 years customer service experience including face to face, over the phone and via digital interactions. Sarah is currently Enterprise Community Manager for uCern, the enterprise 2.0 social platform where Cerner Associates and Clients connect and collaborate. She ensures the 100,000+ member network is connecting people with others in similar roles or special interest groups, sharing information and finding answers to the questions they're looking for. Sarah helps others who are helping to revolutionize Health Care. Outside of work, Sarah is the wife of a graphic designer/laser engraver and the mother of seven-year-old Madeleine. She loves to cook clean, plant-strong foods and is a certified yoga and Les Mills BODYFLOW instructor.
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