Nobody can doubt the health benefits of dark chocolate. What nobody considered was that milk chocolate also has benefits, according to research led by the University of Aberdeen, which includes the conclusions of the follow-up analysis of 20,951 people for 12 years and a review of published papers worldwide on the relationship between chocolate consumption and cardiovascular disease by bringing together 158,000 people.
The researchers believe that “not only the flavonoids in chocolate, but other compounds, possibly related to components in milk such as calcium or fatty acids, may be the cause of these benefits.”
The study also shows that people who eat more chocolate have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in the future. And it seems that eating this food is associated with healthy habits since the profile of the participants who consume more chocolate is young, less overweight, less blood pressure and more athletic.