Chocolate Linked to Lower Stroke Risk That's not an excuse to start gobbling candy, docs warn By M. Morris, Newser Staff Posted Feb 12, 2010 4:25 PM CST 10 comments Comments Chocolate consumption is linked to reduced risk of stroke, researchers say. (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="source">?</a><a href="http://flickr.com/search/people/?m=name&q=tuchodi" target="source">tuchodi</a>) (Newser) – Eating one serving of chocolate per week may help save you from a stroke, researchers say. Chocolate eaters are 22% less likely to suffer a stroke than abstainers, an analysis of three studies with a total of 44,489 subjects reveals. But even the study author cautions that the conclusion "is something that requires further investigation," reports USA Today. And another doc cautions that association isn't the same as causation. "It might simply be that, for example, people who enjoy life have a lower risk of stroke and are more prone to eat chocolate," a Yale researcher tells ABC News.