Patients with Metabolic Syndrome can lower their risk for heart problems by indulging in a piece of dark chocolate every day!
An Australian study used a mathematical model to study the effects of dark chocolate on the health of 2,000 people at risk for heart disease.
In a best case scenario, dark chocolate could prevent seventy heart events for every ten thousand people treated -- and fifteen fatal heart problems.
Dark chocolate contains flavanoids, compounds known to protect the heart.
The mathematical model looked at the risk benefit over a ten year period.