New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, scientists said on Tuesday. The top fifth of chocolate-eaters were 12 percent less likely to develop heart disease and 23 percent less likely to suffer a stroke compared to the bottom fifth of consumers, the researchers found. The study, published in the British journal Heart, noted that most consumers of the confectionary ate milk chocolate, not dark chocolate which famously has a higher percentage of protective molecules called flavonoids.
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Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests