Category Archives for Chocolate

Chocolate prevents death

It’s been known for some time that chocolate has health benefits, and it may even be that chocolate prevents death. If it improves health, it ought to prolong (median) lifespan. Chocolate prevents

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More muscle, less fat with chocolate and green tea polyphenols

In my latest book, Top Ten Reasons We’re Fat – go ahead and click that link, you know you want it – I discussed the drinking of coffee and tea as possible fat-loss aids. For coffee,

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Chocolate extends lifespan and improves cognitive performance

Chocolate can extend lifespan and improve cognitive performance, in rats, anyway, and there’s little reason to doubt that it would in humans. In the following study, the researchers used a special

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Chocolate is an exercise mimetic

(–)-Epicatechin enhances fatigue resistance and oxidative capacity in mouse muscle Abstract  The flavanol (–)-epicatechin, a component of cacao (cocoa), has been shown to have multiple health benefits

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More on Chocolate and Health

From the BMJ: Chocolate consumption and cardiometabolic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis Results From 4576 references seven studies met the inclusion criteria (including 114 009 participants).

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