Monday, October 1, 2007

Eating Dark Chocolate May Help With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This one could be filed under "happy news, very happy news"--yet another way that chocolate is good for you. This time, British researchers have demonstrated that eating dark chocolate helps those with chronic fatigue syndrome feel better.

Earlier research has indicated several health benefits from eating chocolate, including the lowering of blood pressure and cutting the risk of blood clots. There's another benefit from chocolate as well: the earning of brownie points with special women by gifting really fine chocolate.

A daily dose of dark chocolate may help reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, say UK researchers.

Patients in a pilot study found they had less fatigue when eating dark chocolate with a high cocoa content than with white chocolate dyed brown.

The researchers from Hull York Medical School said the results were surprising but dark chocolate may be having an effect on the brain chemical serotonin.

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