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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chocolate and laugh are beneficial for heart disease

A study presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s conference in Paris has found that dark chocolate and laugh are both good for heart health, reported Huffington Post and the Daily Mail on Tuesday.

Dr Oscar Franco and his colleagues at Cambridge University found that eating at least two pieces of chocolate a week is linked to a 37 percent drop in the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. Those who indulged also saw a 29 percent fall in the risk of stroke compared with those who ate fewer than two squares a week, the Daily Mail reported.

However, the researchers did not give details of how much or how often people should eat chocolate. Regarding this, Huffington Post recommend that dark chocolate is better than milk one, saying that the latter contains too much sugar which can cause heart diseases.

On the other hand, other researchers at Maryland University suggested that laugh is better than chocolate for heart disease. They said that if people laugh, their vessels will be expanded, which makes blood flow increasing.

Dr. Michael Miller, who leads this research, aired “Saving Private Ryan,” to find out that volunteers responded with a constriction of the blood vessel linings, causing a reduction in blood flow. When those same people watched clips of the comedy, “There’s Something About Mary,” the linings actually expanded.

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