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Anne R. Allen's Blog

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I blog about the craft of writing and the publishing industry at Anne R Allen.com and I blog about my books at Anne R. Allen's Books. I'm the author of eight comic novels including the five CAMILLA RANDALL MYSTERIES: THE BEST REVENGE, GHOSTWRITERS IN THE SKYSHERWOOD, LTD, NO PLACE LIKE HOME and SO MUCH FOR BUCKINGHAM 


I've written a survival guide for writers with Amazon #1 author Catherine Ryan Hyde: HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE and a collection of short pieces called WHY GRANDMA BOUGHT THAT CAR

I'm  a former actress and stage director, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and I live on the beautiful Central Coast of CA, near San Luis Obispo--the town Oprah called the "happiest town in the US.".

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's Official: Chocolate is a Health Food!

Off topic, but had to share what I just read from the AP--

An article to come out in a European medical journal this week says German researchers followed 20,000 people over eight years and found people who ate chocolate every day had "a 39 percent lower risk of either a heart attack or stroke." Other studies have suggested dark chocolate could be good for you, but this is the first big, long term study that proves it.

So go eat a chocolate bunny. Now. For your health.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Loren Eaton said...

Hey, first red wine, now this. Ain't science grand?

March 31, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Ann Marie Wraight said...

Aw come on now - you guys are pretty slow on the uptake!!
I've know THAT since I was 3 years old...that's why I consume large quantities EVERY DAY....

March 31, 2010 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Piedmont Writer said...

Yay! No guilt!

March 31, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Elaine AM Smith said...

I'm so relieved to hear this. I just hope they don't start selling it at the Pharmisists' only ;)

March 31, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger SAMUEL PARK said...

Yay for oxidants!

March 31, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Churadogs said...

Keep your fingers crossed that this story doesn't get one of those follow-ups in a few days saying, "Newer Study Shows Chocolate Is Deadly." Seems like they first "prove" someting's really good for you, then later, Naw, it's awful for you. Did that with coffee. Bad, then, no, Good. My fix for that in this case: stop reading the papers for a few weeks so I make sure I miss the other study and so can continue eating dark chocolate in blissful ignorance. Yum!

April 1, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

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