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Food scientists are trying to engineer milk chocolate to be as healthy as dark chocolate

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People are always eager for good news about chocolate. That made us sitting ducks two years ago, when Harvard science journalist John Bohannon fooled the world by publishing a “study” that showed chocolate could help you lose weight. He watched the fake story and flimsy science get picked up by legitimate news outlets globally before finally confessing that he had conned the media to prove a point about irresponsible science journals and journalists.

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Secrets of dark chocolate health effect revealed

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Researchers presenting at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) have provided an insight into how they believe the health benefits of eating dark chocolate occur, reporting that certain bacteria in the stomach ‘gobble’ the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart.

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Dark Chocolate Cuts Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

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Chocolate lovers listen up. Eating flavanol-rich dark chocolate has been found to protect against the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving platelet function within two hours of consumption, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.

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A dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away !

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Individuals who eat dark chocolate on a daily basis lower their risk for stoke and heart attack by nearly 30%, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. The findings suggest flavonoids in dark chocolate work to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

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