Chocolate may help prevent an irregular heart beat

For you extreme chocolate eaters out there, great news! Your love affair has not been in vain.

A new study shows that eating chocolate may actually be good for you. According to research published in Journal Heart, it can help prevent the development of atrial fibrillation.

Researchers found that this type of irregular heart beat is ten to twenty percent lower in adults who ate chocolate at least once per month.

Now, about twenty five percent of adults have an irregular heartbeat.

And because this condition can lead to heart disease and stroke, researchers are interested in all prevention methods.

The study also shows that chocolate eaters have lower rates of high blood pressure and diabetes.

So, it turns out that extra piece of chocolate won't hurt you after all. Sweet!

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