Sweet Stroke Prevention?

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Story Updated: Aug 31, 2012

Men...listen up. This story may sound too sweet to believe...but Swedish researchers say eating milk chocolate every week may help save you from a stroke.

The study, just published in the journal Neurology, followed more than 37-thousand Swedish men, ages 49 to 75, over a 10-year period.

The men filled out their own food logs, and were asked specifically about their chocolate consumption. The team then cross referenced data on stroke cases.

Those who ate the largest amount of chocolate, about one-third of a cup a week, had a 17-percent lower risk of stroke than those who did not eat any chocolate at all.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV, with the news doctors are reading Ð health news that matters to you.

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