Does Chocolate Cut the Risk of Heart Disease – Study in the UK Looking for Women to Eat Chocolate Every Day for a Year
Posted Jul 24 2009 10:59pm
Some will get the real thing with super charged chocolate while others get a placebo, regular chocolate! Well the real thing should be as tasty as the placebo by all means. Diabetes 2 is also a pre-requisite but I didn't see weight listed here and age is someone who has been through the change of life and less than 75 years old. BD
Scientists in Britain are looking for women willing to eat chocolate every day for a year -- all in the name of medical science.
Researchers at the University of East Anglia and a hospital in Norwich, eastern England are trying to find out whether chocolate can cut the risk of heart disease and need 40 women to step forward and help.
Most of the women will have to eat two bars of "super-strength chocolate specially formulated by Belgian chocolatiers" daily for one year and undergo several tests to measure how healthy their hearts are.
The others will have to eat regular chocolate as a placebo.
One possible catch, for chocolate fans spotting an opportunity: volunteers for the research should be menopausal but aged under 75 and have type two diabetes.
Study coordinator Peter Curtis said: "A successful outcome could be the first step in developing new ways to improve the lives of people at increased risk of heart disease."