Eating chocolate could stave off bowel cancer, say scientists.
A study found having daily doses of cocoa reduced the risk of developing the disease.
It is the latest piece of research to highlight the health benefits of the cocoa bean, most of which is harvested in West Africa.
According to a study eating chocolate may help stave off bowel cancer
Previous studies have found the seed is rich in particularly powerful natural antioxidants that destroy harmful molecules known as free radicals.
And it has been suggested that eating chocolate with a high cocoa content could help to control diabetes, blood pressure and heart disease.