A recent study published in the NY Times yesterday (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/03/30/health/AP-EU-MED-Heart-Healthy-Chocolate.html)states that people who had an average of six grams of chocolate per day — or about one square of a chocolate bar — had a 39 percent lower risk of either a heart attack or stroke as per a new study to be published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. My wife will love the implications of this study since it vindicates other previous studies that has come up with similar determination with the exception being this one has been done over a much longer period of time.
Overall, this is not a direct recommendation to eat tons of chocolate however, it does show that small amounts of the stuff is beneficial in our diets. Read the article. I welcome your comments.