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    Thumbs up I don't come here often.. BUT....

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiolo...sterol/tb/1381


    Dark Chocolate Good for the Heart

    Willie Wonka, the chocolate entrepreneur, is on the right track. Chocolate, at least dark, flavanol-rich chocolate, is good for you, say researchers here.


    A daily 3.5 ounce bar of dark chocolate was associated with an average 11.9 mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure and an 8.5 mm Hg decline in diastolic pressure (P<0.0001) in a study that compared the potential health benefits of dark chocolate to white chocolate, reported Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Ph.D., of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.


    And that's only half the story, dark chocolate also decreased total cholesterol (P<0.05), and serum LDL cholesterol (P<0.05) but not triglycerides or HDL. It also improved flow-mediated dilation (FMD), and ameliorated insulin sensitivity in hypertensives.
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    Re: I don't come here often.. BUT....

    Heck yes!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: I don't come here often.. BUT....

    Yes, I have read that a square of dark chocolate, works even better with a banana and 2 stalks of celery, to lower your blood pressure. So eat up!

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    Re: I don't come here often.. BUT....

    Studies show that Guinness is good for your heart. I don't know about other beers though.
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    Re: I don't come here often.. BUT....

    I just love hearing news like this....
    do you sopose Dark chocolat hot fudge counts, eh who care were's the sunday?
    procrastibating

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    Re: I don't come here often.. BUT....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbelle
    I just love hearing news like this....
    do you sopose Dark chocolat hot fudge counts, eh who care were's the sunday?
    I say just go for it Tinkerbelle.
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    Re: I don't come here often.. BUT....

    well, i'm off to drink a guiness and eat some chocolate, this is the best diet ever! i'll top it off with some red wine and post in the dmca!
    please be afraid.

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    Re: I don't come here often.. BUT....

    Quote Originally Posted by piratebooty
    well, i'm off to drink a guiness and eat some chocolate, this is the best diet ever! i'll top it off with some red wine and post in the dmca!
    Enjoy a good healthy life!
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