Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk in Women, Study Says

October 11, 2011 Updated Oct 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM EDT

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Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk in Women, Study Says

October 11, 2011 Updated Oct 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM EDT

A new study published by Swedish researchers finds that chocolate may lower the risk of stroke in women, according to a story on USAToday.com.

According to the story, women who ate around two chocolate bars a week had a 20 percent reduced risk for stroke. Researchers studied more than 33,000 Swedish women between the ages of 49 and 83 beginning in 1997, the report says.

Read the USAToday.com story HERE.