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Dark Chocolate And Cocoa Powder May Help Lower Blood Pressure

August 16, 2012

Here’s even more evidence that chocolate could be good for the heart.

A new review of research, published in the Cochrane Library, suggests that consuming dark chocolate or cocoa powder every day is linked with slightly lowered blood pressure.

“Although we don’t yet have evidence for any sustained decrease in blood pressure, the small reduction we saw over the short term might complement other treatment options and might contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease,” study researcher Karin Ried, of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Australia, said in a statement.

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