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Tango0124 May 2017 12:09 p.m. PST

…Heartbeat.

"Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.

Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month or more frequently than that had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart.

Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart's two upper chambers, known as the atria, do not beat at the same pace as the heart's two lower chambers, resulting in an irregular heartbeat. The condition increases a person's risk of strokes, heart failure and cognitive impairment…"
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Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member24 May 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

Excellent news, and it just so happens we like chocolate, so, win-win!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 May 2017 1:55 p.m. PST

…adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month…

You mean, there are adults who don't eat chocolate at least once a month???

Tango0125 May 2017 12:00 p.m. PST

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