Chocolate as Medicine

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Dr. Ken Mukamal is a researcher with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  He recently worked on a study that reveals the potential health benefits of chocolate.  According to the study, heart attack patients who ate two or more servings of chocolate per week, were more likely to avoid death.

 

It's important to note that the study was conducted in Sweden, with European chocolate, which has a higher cocoa content.  Milk chocolate will not have the same results.   The anti-oxidants in cocoa are the reason why they've seen these results with dark chocolate.The study was published in the September issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine.

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Host:
Evan Kleiman

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Jennifer Ferro, Harriet Ells