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Dark Chocolate May Make Walking Easier

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Dark chocolate can prevent heart disease, improve vascular function and may help people with vascular disease of the legs.
Air Date: 7/15/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins, MD, MBA
02 Dr John HigginsJohn P. Higgins, MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Dark Chocolate May Make Walking Easier
Dark chocolate has benefits for your cardiovascular system, can prevent heart disease, improve vascular function, and a recent study reveals it may help people with vascular disease of the legs.

Dark chocolate, which has been shown in several studies to improve artery flexibility, may also help people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) walk a little better.

Who wouldn't want to eat dark chocolate to feel better?

While nothing beats regular exercise, studies are showing that dark chocolate has benefits other than satisfying your sweet tooth.

Dr. John P. Higgins discusses how this sweet addition to your health regimen could benefit you in so many ways.
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