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Recent studies have shown that chocolate provides many health benefits — as long as you don't overindulge. Check out what chocolate can do for you:
• Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. A recent study found that small doses of chocolate every day — about one square of a bar of chocolate — could decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke by 39 percent. Another study found that people who ate the equivalent of a small chocolate bar each week reduced their risk of dying following a stroke by 46 percent. Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate two or three times a week slashed their risk of dying from heart disease threefold. Studies suggest that chocolate has a low dose aspirin-like effect that could help prevent both heart attacks and strokes.
• Boost brain function. British researchers found that a specially formulated cocoa with high flavanols increases blood flow to the brain, perhaps boosting brain function and delaying age-related decline.
• Treat cirrhosis of the liver. Dark chocolate kept dangerous abdominal pressure, which can lead to the rupture of blood vessels, at bay in patients with liver cirrhosis. In the future, chocolate could actually be prescribed for people with liver cirrhosis, say Spanish researchers.
• Keep wrinkles at bay. Dark chocolate can help protect skin from wrinkle-causing UV damage, and may even lower the risk of skin cancer, according to researchers at European Dermatology London.
• Fight stress. A clinical trial published in American Chemical Society's Journal of Proteome Research found that eating an ounce and a half of dark chocolate daily for two weeks reduced the levels of stress hormones in people who felt highly stressed.
• Enhance mood. Chocolate contains a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA) — the "happy" chemical that enhances mood. Chocolate also contains serotonin, a neurotransmitter that acts as an antidepressant.
• Extend life. A Harvard study found that people who ate chocolate at least three times a month lived more than a year longer than those who ate junk food.
• Fight cavities. New research shows that theobromine, a compound found in chocolate, may be as effective as fluoride at hardening tooth enamel.
• Suppress coughs. Researchers at Imperial College London, found that theobromine is almost one-third more effective at stopping coughs than codeine, which is currently considered the best medicine to suppress coughs
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Overall, US-born Muslims make up the largest percentage at 34% of all Muslims in the Bay Area, followed by 14% born in Pakistan, 11% in Afghanistan, 10% in India, 3% in Egypt and 2% each in Iran, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen.
Silicon Valley Pakistani-American by the Numbers:
There are 35,000 Pakistani-born Muslims in San Francisco Bay Area, or 14% of the 250,000 Muslims who call the Bay Area home, according to the study. Bay Area Muslim community constitutes 3.5 percent of the area’s total population and is one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in the country.
As of 2013, South Asian Muslims, including Pakistanis, have the highest income levels, with nearly half (49%) of them having a household income above $100,000. In comparison, those groups with the lowest proportion of household incomes above $100,000 were Hispanic Muslims (15%), Afghans (10%), and African American Muslims (10%).
The Bay Area Muslim community is very diverse in terms of race and ethnicity:
South Asians (30%)
African Americans (9%)
Asian/Pacific Islanders (7%)
Based on the survey findings, the majority of Muslims live in the following three counties:
and Contra Costa (12%)
Thousands of Pakistan-born techies are working at Apple, Cisco, Google, Intel, Oracle and hundreds of other high-tech companies from small start-ups to large Fortune 500 corporations. Pakistani-Americans are contributing to what Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee describe as "The Second Machine Age" in a recent book with the same title.