Chocolate lovers enjoy better vascular health

EATING up to 100g of chocolate a day may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and cardiovascular death, a study shows.

 In “somewhat surprising” findings, the researchers also found that the benefits came from the most commonly consumed type, milk chocolate, as well as dark chocolate. 

The UK researchers conducted a prospective cohort study of 20,000 British adults and assessed chocolate intake through dietary questionnaires.

The participants were followed for an average of 11 years, and hospitalisations,