Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dark Chocolate reduces CFS study suggests

It sounds good to me. Any good reason to eat chocolate suits me just fine.
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Dark chocolate
A daily dose of dark chocolate may help reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, say UK researchers.
researchers from Hull York Medical School said the results were surprising but dark chocolate may be having an effect on the brain chemical serotonin.
Study leader Professor Steve Atkin, an expert in endocrinology, said the idea for the study came after a patient reported feeling much better after swapping her normal milk chocolate for dark chocolate with a high cocoa solid content.
Those taking dark chocolate reported significantly less fatigue and reported feeling more fatigue when they stopped eating it
"Dark chocolate is high in polyphenols, which have been associated with health benefits such as a reduction in blood pressure.
Also high polyphenols appear to improve levels of serotonin in the brain, which has been linked with chronic fatigue syndrome and that may be a mechanism."
"If you derive benefit, then it's a no-harm, no-risk situation
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