Chocolate Good For Heart Health

A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital reveals that consuming cocoa flavanols, a chocolate extract, lowers the risk of cardiovascular death by 27%.

Researcher Howard Sesso says, “When we look at the totality of evidence for both the primary and secondary cardiovascular endpoints in COSMOS, we see promising signals that a cocoa flavanol supplement may reduce important cardiovascular events, including death from cardiovascular disease. These findings merit further investigation to better understand the effects of cocoa flavanols on cardiovascular health.”