Chocolate can protect you from this serious heart condition

If you were looking for another reason to eat more chocolate, you just got it. According to a new study, chocolate could protect you from a dangerous heart condition called Atrial fibrillation. The condition, which is a form of abnormal heart disease affects around 15 million people in the US and Europe.

“The higher flavonoid content of dark chocolate compared with milk chocolate may yield greater cardiovascular benefits. Flavanol content and total antioxidant capacity in plasma may be lower if cocoa is consumed with milk or if cocoa is ingested as milk chocolate.” the authors noted.

Eating chocolate around six to eight times per week reduces the chances of the risk by around 20 percent.

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