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Healthy side affects of red wine and chocolate

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found that dark chocolate and red wine - in moderation - can actually be good for you in some ways.

They've found the plant compounds in things like berries, herbs, red wine and dark chocolate can protect against Type 2 diabetes by lowering insulin resistance.

Click below to watch Tanya Mercer's report.

Study finds chocolate and red wine could protect against Type 2 diabetes

Academics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich have found ingredients in chocolate could help protect us from diabetes.

A study of two thousand people discovered that eating high levels of flavonoids - which are found in chocolate, berries and tea - could offer protection from Type 2 diabetes.

Research found the food groups also appeared to lower the inflammation associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Click below to hear a clip from Amy Jennings from the UEA.

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Type 2 diabetes campaign

Figures show that almost 37,000 people across Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

A new awareness campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the condition.