The editorial, “The Truth Is Often Bittersweet: Chocolate Does a Heart Good” (February 2007:11–15), was both informative and entertaining. It is not often that I can laugh and learn at the same time while reading a journal with serious content that encompasses critical care nursing.

For the past 8 years, in my role as cardiac rehabilitation nurse, I have had to answer patients’ questions such as, Is it OK for me to have a piece of chocolate once in a while? As nurses, we serve as a source of confession and information, so it is helpful to be able to offer more accurate and scientifically proven advice. Recently, a patient told me she could visualize the chocolate she had eaten over the holidays as it was clogging up her arteries, so she threw it all away. She was as...

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