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Chocolate linked to weaker bones

According to new research , the regular consumption of chocolate may weaken bone density and strength. This could increase the risk of health problems such as osteoporosis and fracture.the study. The study was published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study found that women who eat chocolate daily have an overall bone density 3.1 per cent lower than those who consume it less than once a week.

1,001 women aged 70 - 85 were randomly assigned either oral calcium supplements or a matched placebo for a period of several weeks. During this period they were also asked to keep a dairy of how often they consumed chocolate or cocoa-based drinks. At the end of the study, researchers measured the whole-body and regional bone density and strengh of each participant.

Women who ate chocolate less than once a week had significantly stronger bones than those who consumed the treat on a daily basis, with calcium supplementation having little effect on the results.

The possible cause could be oxalate, an inhibitor of calcium absorption, and sugar, linked to calcium excretion according to the researchers.


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