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Chocolate wards off hunger, and maybe sunburn too
Montreal Gazette ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Agence France-Presse

Posted on 08/17/2011 8:45:13 AM PDT by smokingfrog

MONTREAL -- Scientists in Canada said Monday that they plan to study whether eating dark chocolate not only satisfies sweet tooth cravings, but protects against sunburn as well.

The study by researchers at Laval University in Quebec will monitor the effects of chocolate consumption on fair-skinned volunteers between the ages of 25 and 65, each of whom will be prevailed upon to eat three squares of chocolate per day for 12 weeks.

Earlier research in Germany and Britain has found that chemicals in chocolate called polyphenals increase blood flow close to the skin, which helps protect against ultraviolet rays, but those studies were too small in scale to be conclusive.

The scientists at Laval University's Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods hope to confirm the link in a study of 60 people, about half of whom already have been recruited, they said.

Test subjects who have been fed chocolate are to be exposed to ultraviolet rays in a laboratory and their skin then checked for sun damage. A control group will be given a placebo.

(Excerpt) Read more at montrealgazette.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chocolate; sunburn

1 posted on 08/17/2011 8:45:16 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

chocolate also wards off a freight train as you’re sitting there eating it on the railroad tracks.

yeah. /s


2 posted on 08/17/2011 8:46:58 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: smokingfrog

OK

so do we rub it on the outside

or eat it ???

Godivas here I come...


3 posted on 08/17/2011 8:46:58 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: smokingfrog

Bathing in dark chocolate has wonderful health benefits. Careful not to overheat the chocolate.


4 posted on 08/17/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Shimmer1; Monkey Face; toldyou; Tax-chick

ping...


5 posted on 08/17/2011 8:50:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 936. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: smokingfrog

So does Carob cause Cancer and Obesity?


6 posted on 08/17/2011 8:51:18 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Genoa
Yep.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 8:51:56 AM PDT by null and void (Day 936. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: Genoa
I've been eating dark chocolate and my skin and hair has improved a lot!!
8 posted on 08/17/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: null and void

Ah. yes. As if any sane person needs another excuse to eat chocolate! LOL!

Thanks, Nully!


9 posted on 08/17/2011 8:55:29 AM PDT by Monkey Face ("...I believe in angels; something good in everything I see..." ABBA)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ping!


10 posted on 08/17/2011 8:55:37 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: smokingfrog

Mrs. Sees, here I come!


11 posted on 08/17/2011 8:56:14 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: ken21
I believe that.

I believe that.

12 posted on 08/17/2011 8:58:57 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni! - Beam me up, Scotty.)
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To: null and void

It sounds perfectly reasonable to me!


13 posted on 08/17/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Godivas... here I come”

It has been way TOO LONG since I have had some Godiva!! It is truly a dark pleasure!!


14 posted on 08/17/2011 9:02:19 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: ken21

But you won’t die hungry...


15 posted on 08/17/2011 9:05:06 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: null and void

I’d hit it or lick it, whatevah!


16 posted on 08/17/2011 9:05:36 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: ken21

“chocolate also wards off a freight train as you’re sitting there eating it on the railroad tracks.

yeah. /s”

Arrogant stupidity is not a virtue, nor is it a prerequisite to be considered a “conservative, contrary to what some here seem to think.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 9:06:25 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: smokingfrog

Dark chocolate’s a natural health food... especially for women...


18 posted on 08/17/2011 9:07:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (One ring to rule them/one ring to find them/one ring to tax them/and in indebtedness bind them.)
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To: smokingfrog; NautiNurse

Chocolate is also hurricane food.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 9:07:34 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: null and void

whoa!


20 posted on 08/17/2011 9:08:00 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: momtothree

LOL

I was in Atlanta this past weekend and went to Lenox Square Mall...

I got a box of 8 for ME ME ME

Mostly truffles

I got my Godivas home and whatcha know

They disappeared in less than an hour

:(


21 posted on 08/17/2011 9:13:04 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: smokingfrog

PICK ME! PICK ME! I’ll be studied!


22 posted on 08/17/2011 9:13:51 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Next time, carry a BIG purse and hide a smaller package of them inside. Just for you!! It isn’t being selfish... it is allowing yourself a little luxury. Yum!


23 posted on 08/17/2011 9:18:26 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I had them with me at the computer as I caught up with FRee Republic after a weekend of being away...

Bad idea...

I should have just put them in the fridge for another day...

Oh well...

I usually just have one-a-day...My control is usually pretty good...

I dont know how I lost all sense of proportion and gave in to temptation...

:(


24 posted on 08/17/2011 9:25:06 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: smokingfrog

<< A control group will be given a placebo. >>

Assumes their “placebo,” not containing any chocolate, will be real hard to distinguish from a piece dark chocolate? They must select test subjects who have no taste buds.


25 posted on 08/17/2011 9:49:57 AM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto
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To: SouthTexas
Chocolate is also hurricane food.

Indeed! Chocolate is a basic hurricane staple. It won't change the storm's direction, but it surely helps survival of those long, stressful hours.

26 posted on 08/17/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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