Tempered good news for chocolate and health

September 9th, 2010 by Rosa

Here’s another study showing that chocolate can have a beneficial health effect. In this particular case, 1 to 2 servings of dark chocolate a week was found to correlate with a reduced incidence of heart failure.

BUT the study comes with a key caveats: daily or near daily chocolate consumption suggested no beneficial health effects. As the NY Times write-up said, “too much chocolate can cause weight gain, offsetting its benefits.”

My chocolate consumption is pretty irregular since I tend to taste and photograph a lot in a single day. At least they didn’t report a negative effect of excessive chocolate consumption! Well, aside from weight gain.

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