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Research Has Found That Chocolate Has This Surprising Health Benefit

By clodagh

May 24, 2017 at 8:56am

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Chocolate is one of the mosy reliable things in our crazy lives, guaranteed to cheer us up in any circumstance.

And now, we can say that we're eating it for health reasons.

According to a new study, getting your sugar fix regularly can actually help to reduce irregular heartbeat. 

The study was published in the journal Heart, with researchers examining 3,346 cases of atrial fibrillation (AF) over the course of 13 years. 

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They studied over 57,000 people and the results were interesting. 

The study found that the risk of AF was lower in people who ate one to three servings of chocolate a month - around 30g, according to Breaking News.ie.

On a whole, they found the results for men and women to be the same.

However, while the risk of AF was lower, the high calorie and fat intake from chocolate still has to be taken into account.

You can't win them all. 

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