Researchers are seeking volunteers for a study on the effects chocolate may have on the heart.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News — Scientists in London, England are searching for forty women to participate in a study that would require them to eat chocolate every day for an entire year, as reported by AFP. The study, being conducted by researchers at the University of East Anglia and a hospital in Norwich Eastern England, is reportedly to determine whether chocolate is beneficial in cutting heart disease risk.
As noted in the report, most participants will be required to eat two specially formulated Belgian chocolate bars per day, with several tests will be conducted on each woman daily to see what effects the chocolates have on their hearts. The remaining women will be given regular chocolate acting as a placebo.
Those asked to participate are individuals who are menopausal, under 75, and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Peter Curtis, who is the study coordinator is quoted by AFP as stating, “A successful outcome could be the first step in developing new ways to improve the lives of people at increased risk of heart disease.”
According to The American Diabetes Association, high blood sugar levels can lead to issues such as kidney disease, heart disease, eye complications, diabetic neuropathy, nerve damage, foot complications, skin complications, and depression.
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