Health & Fitness News
Are Red Wine and Chocolate Really Good for Your Heart?
(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."
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio
See other Health news:The Possible Downside of Too Much Religious Training
Pregnant Smokers Could Put Children at Greater Risk for ADHD
Lunchtime Shocker! Most Kids Like Schools' Healthier Meals
Norovirus Named in Washington Lake Outbreak
Can Any Animal Be a Therapy Animal?