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Frequent Consumption of Chocolate May Lower Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

Chocolate is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids, which have strong antioxidant properties. A new study has found that regular chocolate consumption may help reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.

Participants in the study included 188,447 adults enrolled in the Million Veteran Program. All had completed a food frequency questionnaire and were free of coronary artery disease at the beginning of the study. Participants were classified as consuming 1 serving of chocolate (1 ounce) less than once per month, 1-3 servings per month, 1 serving per week, 2-4 servings per week, or more than 5 servings per week, and were followed for an average of 3.2 years.

Participants who consumed more than 5 servings of chocolate per week saw an average of 16.9 incidences of coronary artery disease during the follow-up period, compared to 20.2 incidences in the group that consumed less than one serving per month, which represents a 10% decrease. The number of incidences was 17.5, 16.7, and 17.1 in participants who consumed 1-3 servings per month, 1 serving per week, and 2-4 servings per week, respectively.

The study was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital. It was published on May 5, 2021 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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