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Heart patients choose pill over dark chocolate
USA Today

It sounds like a great prescription, but a new study finds that many heart patients aren’t all that sweet on using chocolate as medicine. Researchers in Australia discovered that patients more often preferred boring pills over antioxidant-rich chocolate to help control their blood pressure.

“Fifty grams of dark chocolate (roughly one average-sized candy bar) containing 70% of cocoa daily was less acceptable than a pill of tomato extract or placebo,” said Karin Ried, co-author of a letter appearing Aug. 12 in the BMJ.

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