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New Evidence That Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk
2011-10-11 10:07:26

Chocolate lovers may have a new reason to celebrate: A Swedish study suggests that women who have a couple of small chocolate bars every week are 20 percent less likely to suffer debilitating strokes than those who abstain from eating chocolate. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at more than 33,000 women and found that the more chocolate they ate, the lower their risk of stroke. This finding adds to the strong evidence that links...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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