Study: Chocolate may reduce stroke risk in men

Dark chocolate bars made for the "Save Chocolateville" fundraising campaign are ready to be wrapped as they sit atop a table at Garrison Confections in Central Falls , RI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

August 30, 2012 10:03:23 AM PDT
A new study finds eating moderate amounts of chocolate may lower the risk of stroke in men.

Researchers came to that conclusion after tracking more than 37,000 men in Sweden for about 10 years.

Those who ate the most chocolate -- about 2.2 ounces a week -- had a 17 percent lower risk of stroke.

The study is in the journal Neurology.