Mmmmm.... Chocolate!

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Mmmmm.... Chocolate!
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Thu, 11-11-2010 - 2:38pm

Older women who eat more chocolate are less likely to develop heart problems over a nearly 10-year-period, new study findings report.

The authors found that women older than 70 who ate chocolate at least once per week were 35 percent less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease over the course of the study, and nearly 60 percent less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart failure.

What's nice, study author Dr. Joshua Lewis told Reuters Health, is that women did not have to eat a ton of chocolate to see benefits.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 9:04am
cmamyd wrote:

Older women who eat more chocolate are less likely to develop heart problems over a nearly 10-year-period, new study findings report.

The authors found that women older than 70 who ate chocolate at least once per week were 35 percent less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease over the course of the study, and nearly 60 percent less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart failure.

What's nice, study author Dr. Joshua Lewis told Reuters Health, is that women did not have to eat a ton of chocolate to see benefits.

Read more!

This is the best news I've had in ages!

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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 9:42pm
They seem to go back & forth on some dietary stuff. Sometimes I wonder, you know?! <:| I figure I'm in my 60s, I'm going to enjoy foods *in moderation.* ;) Chocolate. Pasta. Wine. Scotch. Beer. :P I exercise, do daily stretches down on the floor, walk 60 min. with my dog, have my T'ai Chi Chih practice. I regulate portion sizes as I learned in Weight Watchers. Eat low fat. Lots fruits & veggies. I figure it's all good. :) I take fish oil supplement and other supplements. My BP and heart rate are both good. So I enjoy life and treat myself in moderation. :P Right after, and for first 6 mos. after my heart surgery, I was fearful and hesitant. I decided I am not going to be afraid all the time, you know? I *do* take care of myself, but I am enjoying life, too. Otherwise, what's the point of getting out of bed, eh? ;)


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 10:45pm
gypsywolfwoman wrote:
They seem to go back & forth on some dietary stuff. Sometimes I wonder, you know?! <:| I figure I'm in my 60s, I'm going to enjoy foods *in moderation.* ;) Chocolate. Pasta. Wine. Scotch. Beer. :P I exercise, do daily stretches down on the floor, walk 60 min. with my dog, have my T'ai Chi Chih practice. I regulate portion sizes as I learned in Weight Watchers. Eat low fat. Lots fruits & veggies. I figure it's all good. :) I take fish oil supplement and other supplements. My BP and heart rate are both good. So I enjoy life and treat myself in moderation. :P Right after, and for first 6 mos. after my heart surgery, I was fearful and hesitant. I decided I am not going to be afraid all the time, you know? I *do* take care of myself, but I am enjoying life, too. Otherwise, what's the point of getting out of bed, eh? ;)

You have the right attitude, that's for sure.

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 10:01am
Go for it! I figure a little chocolate can't hurt. ;)

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 10:03am
Definitely, you must enjoy life! But, I agree that moderation is the way to go when it comes to treating yourself. A little bit can go a long way!