New study contradicts health benefits of wine, chocolate

By WEEK Producer

May 12, 2014 Updated May 12, 2014 at 10:36 PM CDT

Do you drink wine, eat chocolate and hear it's good for your health?

Well a new study finds that might not be true.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine say the antioxidant Resveratrol, found in red wine and chocolate does not fight heart disease or cancer.

Researchers studied the effects of Resveratrol on nearly 800 men and women for nine years.

They found no link between Resveratrol and a reduced risk for cancer or heart disease.

"If you include a little bit of dark chocolate, red wine and grapes in your diet currently I wouldn't make any change,” said Dietitian Julia Zumpano,” said Dietitian Julia Zumpano of the Cleveland Clinic. “What I would do is that if you are taking a supplement with Resveratrol, that's where you could probably discontinue the use of that supplement."

So, no worries if wine and chocolate are your favorite treat. Experts say both are fine in moderation.

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