A new study out of Sweden suggests that men who eat moderate amounts of chocolate each week can lower their risk of stroke by up to 17 percent. The study, which you can read all about here, followed 37,000 men over the course of a decade and came to the solid conclusion that there is a linked between chocolate consumption in men and a reduced risk of stroke.
The news made international headlines this week, with readers on commenters on several sites questioning and challenging some of the points made in the study. Here are some of the interesting comments from readers across the web on Susanna Larsson’s new study:
“Sure, next year docs will issue a new report on how bad it is for you; flip-flopping like for coffee and a number of other things,” AyeKeeel commented on CNN.
“Another useless “observational study” conducted by questionnaire no less. “So tell me Bob, how much chocolate did you eat 10 years ago?”. I’m supposed to rely on THAT? Wake me when a true clinical study comes across the table,” Kal Fox on CBC.ca.
“‘Every increase in chocolate consumption of 50g per week, reduced the risk of stroke by about 14%, Larsson found.’ So if I eat 357g per week there’ll be no risk whatsoever? Or have I got my sums wrong?” thepopeinrome on TheGuardian.
“Its too boring to read contradictory articles every few weeks. I will come back to read these things when the researchers finally say “This is Final Result” and guarantee that there will be no future study that can say chocolate will cause heart attack. Everyone knows sugar is bad, cocoa has anti-oxidants and is good in limits. Not sure whey they waste so much money and resources on already known things,” Kodak123 on CNN.
Source(s): CNN, CBC, The Guardian