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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical EditorREAD MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As if we need another good excuse to eat chocolate, Swedish researchers found that women who ate a moderate amount of dark chocolate on a regular basis, lowered the risk of two types of strokes by 20 percent.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Launches Independent Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Before you go out and buy boxes of candy there is a key piece of advice: the key is moderation. This study followed many others where the protective amount was two candy bars a week. The scientists suspect it’s the cocoa content, specifically in dark chocolate that does the trick.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Killed In Double Shooting Inside Port Richmond Home, Police Say
It is worth noting that Swedish chocolate is made with a higher cocoa content than American chocolate and the results may not translate to the U.S. unless this high quality chocolate is consumed.