The highest levels of chocolate consumption (compared with lowest levels) were associated with:
- a 37% reduction in cardiovascular disease
- a 29% reduction in stroke
- "Five of the seven studies reported a beneficial association between higher levels of chocolate consumption and the risk of cardiometabolic disorders."
- "Chocolate consumption seems to be associated with a substantial reduction in the risk of cardiometabolic disorders."
Equivalent Serving Size: unspecified based on heterogeneity of study definitions. Chocolate consumption was self-reported. Low chocolate consumption ranges from None to <1 per week or 1.7g per day. High Chocolate Consumption ranges from once a week to >5 times per week.