Yet more good news for those of us who love chocolate. Add to the list of wonderful things that moderate doses of dark chocolate can do…make your blood less “sticky,” much the way aspirin does. (Of course, chocolate is not recommended to replace aspirin or any other clot-preventing measures, but hey, I call this tasty research news.)
What does this have to do with genetics? Well, it doesn’t, really. So here’s a “while we’re on the subject of sticky blood, did you know…” bit of genetic information: There are gene variants that can cause your blood to be more “sticky” than average ( thrombophilia ), which increases your risk for developing a blood clot.