A bar of chocolate a day may keep heart disease away, Reuters reports—or so goes the theory British scientists want to test by recruiting 150 postmenopausal women willing to do their part for science. Eating one bar each day for a year will help study whether a key chemical compound can curb heart disease risk for menopausal women with type 2 diabetes.
At the study's core is a super-charged chocolate bar packed with 30 grams of flavonoids, eaten daily by half the group; the other women will chomp on normal chocolate. Previous studies have pointed to dark chocolate's health benefits, though some experts caution the positives might be overshadowed by the sweet's high fat and sugar content. (Read more flavonoids stories.)