Good or Bad for You? The Verdict On Chocolate

It may help lower blood pressure and improve your mood, but it's also high in calories and fat. Confused? Read on! (10 Photos)

Madelyn Fernstrom PhD CNS on Nov 3, 2010 at 3:58PM

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Good or Bad for You? The Verdict On Chocolate

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Is Chocolate Really a Health Food?

We all know chocolate is a sweet indulgence. But is it also a health food? Are there true medical benefits associated with eating it? Is all chocolate the same? The claims are many, and they range from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, to improving mood. To separate helpful info from the hype, our health editor-at-large, Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS, takes a closer look.

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