Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chocolate Reduce Mortality's Rate on Heart Attack Patients

A heart attack survivors who ate chocolate twice or more a week will reduce the risk of death from heart disease.

Cokelat memang dipercaya memiliki kemampuan menurunkan risiko penyakit jantung. Namun lihatlah temuan baru ini. Journal of Internal Medicine edisi September melaporkan hasil sebuah studi baru, yang mengindikasikan bahwa seorang penyintas (survivor) serangan jantung yang makan cokelat dua kali atau lebih dalam seminggu akan mengurangi risiko kematian akibat penyakit jantung, 3 kali lebih besar daripada yang tidak mengonsumsi cokelat.

They were previously afraid to eat chocolate for fear of getting fat would be relieved to hear that it was a bit of chocolate provides little protection, and better than not eating at all. Mentioned about the strong connection between the snack made from this cacao with blood pressure lower, or improve blood flow.

This new study shows that eating chocolate could help ward off death if you get a heart attack. In fact, chocolate reduces mortality associated with heart in post-menopausal women and healthy elderly men. Kenneth Mukamal, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and author of the study, led by Imre Janszky of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, said, "The results specific to the chocolate. We found no benefit whatsoever to the sweet snack in general. "

Mukamal said that the antioxidant content of cocoa dalah rescuer factors. Just to remind, antioxidants are compounds that keep the body from free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that waking up in the body and can damage cells. This is the expected cause of heart disease, cancer, and the aging process.

Research methods involving Mukamal study conducted in Stockholm County during the early 1990s. Janszky and colleagues studied 1169 men and women aged 45-70 years who suffered a heart attack (but not suffering from diabetes). They are monitored from the beginning they were being treated for heart attacks they experience first, and before leaving the hospital was asked about his diet during the previous year. From the information they see the amount of chocolate they consume on a regular basis.

The patient was sent for medical examination three months after discharge from hospital, and monitored for 8 years thereafter. The more chocolate is consumed, the less fatal heart attacks that occur. These results are applied to men and women in all age groups in this study.

From the results obtained, the researchers conclude, "Our findings support evidence that increased that chocolate is a source of useful bioactive compounds." This information is certainly encouraging chocolate lovers who previously suffered from acute myocardial infarction, and since then trying to reduce intake of sweet, including chocolate. Now they have a "license" to enter the scientific chocolate into your diet, for the sake of improving health.

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