Researchers have warned that eating chocolate in excess could make your bones weaker, increasing the chances of a fracture.
Researchers in Australia conducted a study and found that people who eat chocolates on a daily basis are more likely to have less dense and weak bones, which could possibly increase the risk of health problems like osteoporosis.
According to lead researcher of the study Jonathan Hodgson of the University of Western Australia, “Cocoa and chocolate have been promoted as having a range of beneficial cardiovascular properties. But the effect of chocolate intake on other organ systems has not been studied.”
The study results say that overall bone density is lowered by 3.1% in women who tend to eat chocolate every day.
Strangely, this study has come soon after a recently published study promoted the benefits of chocolate, especially of the darker variety, for reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Previous studies have shown that chocolate when eaten in moderation is beneficial to one’s overall health.