Dark Chocolate and Heart Disease

Did the recent news that dark chocolate might help prevent cardiovascular events have you running to the candy shop? This Austrailian study is a “best case scenario” based on statistical prediction modeling that assumed 100% compliance. While these sweet findings are very intriguing, they are limited by the assumption that the benefits of chocolate extend to 10 years, when these have only been observed in short-term trials.

PositiveTip: Before you indulge your dark chocolate sweet-tooth in seeking to prevent heart disease, think carefully.