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30 Sep 2006

high cholestrole
i had my cholestrole tested and it came back as 5.39 .
the thing is i eat a lot of chocolate will this contribute to my cholestrole problem
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Rose
Unfortunately yes, as normal chocolate contains a lot of animal fat - made of milk. The good news is that dark chocolate is probably good for the cholesterol levels due to less fat and more cocoa.
"The incorporation of dark chocolate and cocoa powder into the diet is one means of effectively increasing antioxidant intake. Furthermore, the inclusion of dark chocolate and cocoa powder in a diet that is rich in other food sources of antioxidants, such as fruit, vegetables, tea and wine, results in a high antioxidant intake and may consequently reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease."
"Effects of cocoa powder and dark chocolate on LDL oxidative susceptibility and prostaglandin concentration in humans" published in the November issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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