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Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke
巧克力可能有助預防腦中風

Right: Staff make chocolate at a chocolate factory in Miaoli County’s Dahu Township.
員工在苗栗縣大湖鄉的一座巧克力工廠,製作巧克力。

Photo: Lin Ya-ti, Taipei Times
照片:台北時報記者林亞蒂

Chocolate might not be the healthiest thing for your waistline — but research suggests it may protect against stroke. A study following more than 37,000 Swedish men showed those eating the most chocolate were the least likely to have a stroke.

Everyone taking part in the study was asked about their eating habits and their health was monitored for a decade. They were split into four groups based on the amount of chocolate they ate, with the bottom group eating, on average, no chocolate each week and the top group having 63g — slightly more than an average bar.

Comparing the top and bottom groups showed those eating the most chocolate were 17 percent less likely to have a stroke during the study.

One of the researchers, Prof Susanna Larsson, from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said “The beneficial effect of chocolate consumption on stroke may be related to the flavonoids in chocolate.”

(Liberty Times)

巧克力可能是對你的腰圍最不健康的東西,但研究顯示,巧克力或能預防中風。一份追蹤超過三萬七千名瑞典男性的研究顯示,吃最多巧克力的人,最不可能中風。

參與此份研究的人,被詢問他們的飲食習慣與健康長達十年。他們根據巧克力的量分成四組,量最少的一組都沒吃巧克力,量最多的一組平均每週吃六十三克,略高於平均值。

吃最多與最少的兩組比較後顯示,吃最多巧克力的人,在研究中,中風的機率低百分之十七。

其中一名研究人員、瑞典卡洛林斯卡醫學院的拉森教授表示:「吃巧克力可避免中風的益處,或許與巧克力中的類黃酮有關。」

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. least adv.

最不 (zui4 bu4)

例: This group is the least likely of the four to win.

(這組是四組中最不可能贏的。)

2. split v.

分開 (fen1 kai1)

例: The teacher split the children into three groups.

(老師把小朋友分成三組。)

3. beneficial adj.

有益的 (you3 yi4 de5)

例: The improvement in sales figures had a beneficial effect on the company as a whole.

(銷售數字增加整體而言對這家公司有好的影響。)


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