The study in question was conducted on a large scale, following over 37,000 Swedish men in a bid to establish whether or not chocolate could help to improve heart health.
Those who participated in the study were questioned about their eating habits and agreed to have their health monitored for a decade.
The participants were then divided into four different groups based upon their chocolate consumption – the bottom group eating no chocolate (on average per week) and the top group eating slightly more than an average bar each week.
According to the results of the study, those eating the most chocolate were 17% less likely to have a stroke during the study than those eating the least.
Whilst the exact reasoning as to why is...