• ‘Chocolate Pills’ For Heart Health

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    Just about everyone, especially chocolate lovers, has read that cocoa has health benefits for the heart. Now researchers plan to find out if a chocolate pill that contains cocoa flavonoids could help prevent heart disease and stroke. The large scale study is also geared to find out if taking multivitamins could help prevent cancer. The impetus comes from past studies showing cocoa can aid weight loss, lower blood pressure, decrease insulin resistance and possibly even promote weight loss.

    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

    The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women nationwide.

    “People eat chocolate because they enjoy it,” not because they think it's good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's ingredients minus the sugar and fat, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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