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Thousands to Take 'Chocolate Pills' in Huge 4-Year Test Published: March 17, 2014

Surely you've heard that chocolate can be good for you: Now researchers are aiming to take all of dark chocolate's healthy components and pack them into pill form, in an attempt to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, according to

In previous studies, cocoa flavanols have been found to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin levels, and artery health, among other things, but this is the first large study to look at them. And large it is, with 18,000 participants taking either two cocoa flavanol capsules or dummy pills a day for four years.

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