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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk, Study Says

A new study shows that men who consume the most chocolate have a 17% lower risk of stroke than those who consume the least. A meta-analysis included in the study showed an overall 19% decreased risk of stroke for the highest consumers of chocolate—male and female—compared to those who ate the least.

But while results "suggest that chocolate consumption is inversely associated with risk of stroke," further research is needed to confirm these findings before any recommendations about chocolate consumption can be given, according to the authors, led by Dr Susanna C Larsson (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden).

Source: HeartWire. Read full article. (link)

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    Study ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12505888 ) shows diet high in saturated fat reduces risk of stroke.
    Those who consumed the most fat had a 54% reduced risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage compared to those who consumed the least fat.
    Those who consumed the most saturated fat had a 70% reduced risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage compared to those who consumed the least saturated fat.
    Those who consumed the most cholesterol had a 29% reduced risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage compared to those who consumed the least cholesterol.
    Those who consumed the most animal protein had a 40% reduced risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage compared to those who consumed the least animal protein.

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