Higher Consumption of Chocolates Linked with Lower Level of Total and Central Fat: Study

Higher Consumption of Chocolates Linked with Lower Level of Total and Central Fa

Great news for chocolate lovers as a new study has disproved the old established faith that chocolate makes one fat.

The study carried out by a group of researchers from University of Granada has in fact found that chocolates are associated with reduced level of total fat and central fat. But in this, study researchers have also said that a number of factors play role in the same including individual's physical workout on daily basis.

Study researchers have found a link between consumption of chocolates and higher basic metabolism rate. In order to carry out the study, study researchers have enrolled 1,458 adolescents who were aged between 12 and 17 years.

Lead author Magdalena Cuenca-Garcia has affirmed that after carrying out study on them, it was revealed that increased consumption level of chocolates is associated with lower level of total and central fat.

The study findings are independent of factors like sex, age, sexual maturity and total energy intake. Consumption of fruits and vegetables and physical activity were some of the other factors.

Magdalena said that chocolates are rich in flavonoids and that is quite rich in many ways. "They have important antioxidant, antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive effects and can help prevent ischemic heart disease", affirmed Magdalena.

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