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Dark Chocolate Guards Against Brain Injury

If you’re going to eat chocolate, make sure you’re eating the type of chocolate that could help guard against a common cause of sudden death… Researchers have discovered that epicatechin, a compound in dark chocolate, may protect your brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals that shield nerve cells from damage. An hour and a half after feeding mice a single dose of epicatechin, animals that had ingested the compound suffered significantly less brain damage following an induced stroke.

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