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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day Is Good for Your Health

Excerpt from Faith and Family Live! and Featured Articles

Posted by Danielle Bean in Health on Friday, February 12, 2010 12:00 PM

Here’s a bit of good news, just in time for the holiday this weekend:

Chocolate Lowers Risk of Stroke

A new review of recent research on chocolate and stroke risk found at least two large studies are suggestive of the health benefits of chocolate in lowering the risk of stroke. The results will be presented in April at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Toronto. The first study found 44,489 people who ate one serving of chocolate per week were 22% less likely to have a stroke than people who didn’t eat chocolate.

When you share the good stuff with your sweetie, be sure to share some physical affection as well:

Hugs Warm the Heart, and May Protect It

This is the latest of many studies suggesting humans are “hard-wired” to thrive as social animals, says Tiffany Field of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Medical School. Field’s research shows touch lowers output of cortisol, a stress hormone. When cortisol dips, there’s a surge of two “feel good” brain chemicals, serotonin and dopamine.

So, during this Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day, as Jesus said, "do not be afraid" to eat as much chocolate as you can.- Linudus.

To my readers, Kong Hee Fatt Choy and Happy Valentine's Day. Linundus Kinabalu

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