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Imaging, data visualisation, videos and scientific infographics compiled and created by a cardiologist with an interest in science communication and comedy

September 28, 2017

I had a bit of fun with my latest visual abstract for BMJ Heart. It is on one of our most popular recent papers, one examining whether eating chocolate can protect from the abnormal irregular heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation. Guess what? Maybe! As you can imagine, this is why it was picked up by so many news agencies. But is it an invitation to stuff your face?

It was a large study, concentrated in two areas of Denmark (so might not be applicable to everyone), following up 55,502 patients over 13 years. It found that eating a chocolate...

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