Monday, August 29, 2011

Chocolate 37% reduces the chances of heart problems

Chocolate 37% reduces the chances of heart problems.

Research reviewed seven previous studies to express this conclusion
The findings are published in the journal British Medical Journal

Chocolate consumption may decrease by 37% the likelihood of cardiovascular events, according to a study .

The consumption of chocolate can help prevent heart problems, according to findings from a new medical study.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal , confirms previous studies, which established a positive relationship between cocoa and heart health.

These studies, while showing the positive influence of chocolate on the human body for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it was clear as chocolate affecting the heart.

Therefore, the team of Dr. Oscar Franco, of the University of Cambridge , has analyzed data from a total of seven previous studies that collect the analysis of more than 100,000 patients.

Despite being a secondary analysis of data, Franco's team ensures that the level of statistical confidence of their conclusions is at 95%.

"We found that chocolate consumption by 37% reduces the likelihood of cardiac events," the researchers said in the article.

In five studies, the scientists found that cocoa consumption dismonuía the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Moreover, in only one of the revised ivnestigaciones find a relationship between diabetes and the consumption of chocolate, but in this case cocoa alleviated the disease, especially in men.

However, scientists admit that the conclusions of its study must be confirmed by experiments.

In addition they also warn that a high consumption of chocolate can be harmful to the body and cause overweight. Therefore, saying that it is necessary to reduce current levels of fat and sugar in chocolate products.

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