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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION The article “5 Strange Ways Chocolate Keeps You Healthy”, published in Prevention in January 2012, presents claims that consumption of chocolate is not only beneficial for cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of stroke but also suggests five additional health benefits as summarized below. ARTICLE SUMMARY Five benefits are claimed: 1) Chocolate may help you with math, 2) Chocolate fills you up, 3) Chocolate makes you feel better, 4) Chocolate helps you relax, and 5) Chocolate may help you live longer. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARTICLE SUMMARY Three scientific articles were reviewed to substantiate the claims of the subject article: 1) “Chocolate, Lifestyle, and Health” by Visioli et al, 2) “Effect of satiety on brain activation during chocolate tasting in men and women” by Smeets et al, and 3) “Chocolate consumption and mortality following a first acute myocardial infarction: the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program” by Janszky et al. Article 1 reviewed chocolate’s role in disease prevention, article 2 reviewed the effects of satiation with chocolate, and article...
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- Fall '11
- blood clotting, Chocolate Consumption, Stockholm Heart