Consumption dark chocolate may reduce the chance of a heart attack, according to a new study.
Experts claim that the consumption of two to six small portions of dark chocolate weekly reduces the chance of irregular heartbeat by 20 percent. They explored the link between chocolate consumption and the irregular heartbeat, a problem that is faced by 33.5 million people around the world.
Experts advise to consume products with a high percentage of cocoa, which are very healthy for the blood flow.
Arterial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in the general population that creates a problem in older age, and most often affects men. It causes dizziness, lack of air and fatigue. It all increases the risk of heart attack, dementia, and in some cases it can lead to death.
The study involved 55,502 people aged between 50 and 64 from Denmark, where 3,346 cases of fibrillation of arteries were found. People who consumed 28.35 grams of dark chocolate per week by 17 percent reduced the risk of fibrillation, unlike the group that consumed smaller amounts once a week, or some other sweet type of chocolate.
It is important to point out that much larger quantities of chocolate did not produce better results.