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Do chocolate lovers have healthier arteries?

Key clinical point: Chocolate consumption at least weekly was significantly linked with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease.

Major finding: Over an average follow-up of 9 years, eating chocolate at least once a week was significantly associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease, compared with eating no chocolate or chocolate less than once a week (pooled risk ratio. 0.94; P < .001)

Study details: The data come from a meta-analysis of six studies and a total of 336,289 individuals.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Krittanawong C et al. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020 Jul 23. doi: 10.1177/2047487320936787.