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Eating chocolate can help lower the risk of heart failure, which in turn means that people with sickness insurance won’t need to claim on their policy quite so soon.
Research from the Northwestern University in Chicago assessed more than 30,000 (31,823) women over the past nine years and found that eating three or four squares of plain chocolate each week can reduce the chances of developing the condition by up to a third (32 per cent).
Professor Linda van Horn's team discovered that flavonoid compounds in chocolate were found to lower blood pressure and ward off the threat of heart disease, but only if the chocolate has 30 per cent or more of cocoa solids.
Whilst this could stave off the need to claim on your sickness insurance, Professor van Horn warns that "this is not an 'eat all you want' message".
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