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Anne R. Allen's Blog

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Anne writes funny mysteries and how-to-books for writers. She also writes poetry and short stories on occasion. Oh, yes, and she blogs. She's a contributor to Writer's Digest and the Novel and Short Story Writer's Market for 2016. 

Her bestselling Camilla Randall Mystery Series features perennially down-on-her-luck former socialite Camilla Randall—who is a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong, but always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way.

Anne lives on the Central Coast of California, near San Luis Obispo, the town Oprah called "The Happiest City in America."


Anne blogs at Anne R. Allen's Blog...with Ruth Harris 
and at Anne R. Allen's Books

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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