'Attention chocolate lovers. Here's another good reason to indulge your chocolate addiction every day WITHOUT the guilt. Researchers have found that long-term consumption of chocolate is associated with a reduced diabetes risk.
Using data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Cohort study, researchers followed 7,802 participants for more than 13 years. ARIC is conducted and supported by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Participants aged 45–64 years are drawn from households in North Carolina, Minnesota, Maryland, and Mississippi.
Participants were examined every three years and completed food frequency questions on their chocolate consumption.'