Chocolate may help people who suffered a heart attack.

POSTED: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

A new study finds eating moderate amounts of chocolate can help people who have suffered a heart attack.

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, studied the records of over 1,000 Swedish men who had suffered a heart attack and found those who ate chocolate roughly twice a week were significantly less likely to die from heart disease. Experts say the anti-oxidants in chocolate are likely behind the benefit.

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