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Oh dear. Chocolate is heavily hy...

Posted Sep 14 2008 2:57pm

Oh dear. Chocolate is heavily hyped as a health food these days, but a new study says it doesn’t do much when compared to a placebo and has no measurable benefits for neuropsychological or heart health. Too bad. I haven’t seen the full study yet but I’ll bet it wasn’t sponsored by Mars. No matter. I’ll take chocolate over a placebo any time.

Here’s one explanation for these results: the flavonols are destroyed in the process of making cocoa. So just because a chocolate is high in cocoa, doesn’t mean it retains active components.

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