Dark chocolate treatment for metabolic syndrome

The researchers used a mathematical model to predict outcomes from daily dark chocolate consumption in 2013 people with metabolic syndrome.

With 100% compliance it would potentially avert 70 non-fatal and 15 fatal cardiovascular events per 10,000 people treated over 10 years. When compliance reduced to 80%, the figures reduced to 55 and 10 non-fatal and fatal events.

The researchers from Monash, University of Melbourne and Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute took it further, suggesting it would be cost-effective to spend a modest $40 per person each year on “dark chocolate prevention strategies”, such as