Hot topic: Can dark chocolate control blood pressure?

Dark chocolate can have a positive effect on reducing blood pressure.

Although the reduction is modest, the study, which was published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, shows that the flavanols in cocoa powder could be even more beneficial when combined with regular exercise.

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Remember, while eating chocolate in moderation can have its advantages, if eaten in excess, the benefits will be outweighed by the risk.