How much chocolate do you eat eat eac...

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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 6:48am

How much chocolate do you eat eat each week?



  • More than one bar
  • One bar
  • Less than one bar
  • Less than half a bar
  • One bar every couple of weeks
  • One bar a month
  • Once in a while
  • Rarely
  • Other


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 04-07-2010 - 6:55am

From BBC News:


Chocolate 'can cut blood pressure and help heart'


Easter eggs and other chocolate can be good for you, as long as you eat only small amounts, latest research suggests.


The study of over 19,000 people, published in the European Heart Journal, found those who ate half a bar a week had lower blood pressure.


They also had a 39% lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.


Heart campaigners warned that too much chocolate is damaging because is has a lot of calories and saturated fat.


The study looked at the chocolate consumption of middle-aged men and women over eight years.


It compared the health of those who ate the most and least chocolate.


The difference between these two groups was just 6 grams a day, equivalent to one small square of chocolate a day.


The lead author, Dr Brian Buijsse, from the German Institute of Human Nutrition, Nuthetal said: "Our hypothesis was that because chocolate appears to have a pronounced effect on blood pressure, therefore chocolate consumption would lower the risk of strokes and heart attacks, with a stronger effect being seen for stroke."


This is, in fact, what the study found. Those who ate more chocolate cut their risk of heart attacks by around a quarter, and of stroke by nearly half, compared with those who ate the least.


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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 12:57pm
I said once in a while,
Go through stages you know :)
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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 4:47pm

Oh. My. Goodness!


ENTIRELY too much!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 1:23am
What are your favourite chocolates, Hugs?














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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 1:23am
You are truly a chocoholic, Karijay!














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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 10:20am

Boy, do I know it!

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Registered: 09-07-2007
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 12:49am

I am a certified chocoholic and have no plans to change!Whenever I try to quit, it just gets worse! So, I decided to embrace it! I allow myself one real bar a week. Real as in full size snickers, milkyway, M&M's, nothing lowfat about it at all.

Chelle-

Amour-Propre

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Registered: 10-12-2006
Tue, 04-13-2010 - 7:47am
lasagna and m&ms sounds good to me!
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Registered: 10-12-2006
Tue, 04-13-2010 - 7:50am
LOL when i first read the question i thought it said, "how much choc do you eat each day", not "each week"! i guess i'm in big trouble :) oh, well - as long as it tastes good!
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Registered: 03-29-2003
Wed, 04-14-2010 - 3:39pm
I guess it depends Poppy,
Usually dark chocolate of some kind :)

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