Scientists study why dark chocolate is good for the heart
UPI Health News (Business)
New research shows that consumption of dark chocolate helps loosen up stiff arteries and prevents white blood cells from sticking to thickening artery walls -- two primary causes of atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a type of hardening of the arteries that leads to high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
"The effect that dark chocolate has on our bodies is encouraging not only because it allows us to indulge with less guilt, but also because it could lead the way to therapies that do the same thing as dark chocolate but with better and more consistent results," said Dr.
To hone in on the health benefits of dark chocolate, Dr.
The study is featured in the March issue of the