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Are Red Wine and Chocolate Really Good for Your Heart?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Red wine and chocolate have been known as heart-healthy indulgences. But a new study says these sweet treats might not have any health benefit.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins found no evidence that resveratrol -- the antioxidant in red wine and chocolate -- actually fights heart disease, prevents cancer, or extends your life.

The study tested urine samples of about 800 Italians 65 and older.

But don't worry, chocolate addicts -- dietitian Julia Zumpano, who wasn't part of the study, says if you "include a little bit of dark chocolate, red wine and grapes in your diet, I wouldn't make any change."

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