Study: Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure, Mortality Rate In Elderly Men

Filed under: Study — @ February 27, 2006

A new study out of The Netherlands released in Monday’s issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine found that elderly men who consumed cocoa-containing foods, such as hot chocolate, pudding, and chocolate candy bars, saw a reduction in their blood pressure and a 50 percent drop in their cardiovascular mortality rate.

But there was a concern from the lead researcher regarding his study.

“It’s way too early to make recommendations about whether people should eat more cocoa or chocolate,” said study co-author Dr. Brian Buijsse, a nutritional epidemiologist at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.

He is worried about how increased chocolate consumption might add to the growing obesity problem. But I have a solution to put his mind at ease.

bq. During my weight loss and even today, I eat my fair share of chocolate. What would life be WITHOUT chocolate?! Pretty boring if you ask me. Why fret over getting fat from chocolate when you can enjoy all the luscious, rich, and creamy taste and keep the obesity monster away by choosing sugar-free?! Living without chocolate is NOT an option for me.

Read more about this amazing study and find links to where you can get your own healthy sugar-free, low-carb chocolates. Mmmm!

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