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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What are the health effects related to the consumption of chocolate?

Conclusion Statement

Moderate evidence suggests that modest consumption of dark chocolate or cocoa is associated with health benefits in the form of reduced cardiovascular disease risk. Potential health benefits need to be balanced with caloric intake.

2010 DGAC Grade: Moderate

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2010 DGAC Fatty Acids and Cholesterol Subcommittee

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