Finally Another Reason To Eat Chocolate

08.29.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   New research suggests chocolate may be good for the heart.  The European Society of Cardiology congress has been told that chocolate consumption may be associated with a one-third drop in the risk of developing heart disease.  However, it's unclear why such a link should exist.  Oscar Franco and colleagues from the University of Cambridge reviewed results from seven studies involving 100-thousand people.  Five of the studies showed a link between eating chocolate and heart health.  Two of the studies did not show such benefits.  Franco says additional research is required to test whether chocolate causes better heart health or if it's due to other factors.