By John Phillip(NaturalNews) A wealth of scientific evidence continues to demonstrate the powerful health benefits of consuming a wide variety of polyphenols from natural foods. In past studies, resveratrol, curcumin and grape seed extract have been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia as these amazing compounds alter genetic expression to improve cellular metabolism and improve critical biomarkers.Swedish researchers have published the result of a study conducted at the Karolinska Institute in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology that shows eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men. Lead study author Dr. Susanna Larsson commented "While other studies have looked at how chocolate may help cardiovascular health, this is the first of its kind study to find that chocolate, may be beneficial for reducing stroke in men."To conduct the study, 37,103 Swedish men aged between 49 and 75 years were given a food questionnaire to determine how often they consumed various foods and drinks. Additionally, the cohort was asked how often they ate chocolate. Researchers then identified the total number of stroke cases recorded through the decade-long study time frame. Over 10 years, there were 1,995 cases of first stroke.