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Dark choco a day, keeps doctor away

Craving for chocolates, but don’t want to gain those extra pounds? Worry not! Go for a dark chocolate, which contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and magnesium. Physicians suggest dark chocolates are good for the heart, and they help reduce cardiovascular ailments as they contain potassium and copper. High in iron content,

Obese men in 20s may die in middle age

Families of chubby youngsters, beware! Men who turn obese in their early 20s are significantly less likely to reach their middle age, a new study published in the British Medical Journal has suggested. Also such youngsters are also up to eight times more likely to suffer diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots or a heart attack,

Dark chocolate may reduce cardio risks

Washington: Dark chocolate, rich in flavanols, may reduce the risk against cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood flow and improving blood lipid levels, says a new study. Flavanols, compounds also found in grapes, berries and apples, counteract the role of rogue oxygen molecules known as free radicals, which not only damage healthy cells, but

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