Another day, another reason to eat chocolate

As if there are not enough health benefits to eating chocolate, like lower LDL cholesterol, reduced risk of stroke and heart disease, improved circulation, and its impact on mood, researchers at Harvard found another one. After reviewing data from The Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study, which included 55,502 participants, researchers identified that moderate chocolate consumption corresponded with reduced likelihood of atrial fibrillation (AFib). Want to hear even better news? People who ate chocolate more frequently—2 to 6 servings per week—had a 20 percent lower risk of AFib than people who ate none. Another reason to be excited about this study is that it offers some insight into whether lifestyle factors may play a role in atrial fibrillation. Here is your to-do list for heart health. You’re gonna like it!

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