Another Reason to Eat Dark Chocolate

According to a recent study at Italy’s Sapienza University, people with peripheral artery disease (or PAD) who ate dark chocolate were able to increase the time and distance they walked each day.

Roughly one in every five people aged 70 or older are affected by PAD, which makes moving about difficult and can eventually contribute to heart disease.

It’s important to note that consuming dark chocolate did not lead to massive changes in blood flow or energy. However, Dr. Thom Rooke, a Minnesota-based cardiologist, who did not help with the Italian study, says it’s an important finding worth following up on.

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