Chocolate may boost brain power

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chocolate lovers rejoice. A new study hints that eating milk chocolate may boost brain function.

“Chocolate contains many substances that act as stimulants, such as theobromine, phenethylamine, and caffeine,” Dr. Bryan Raudenbush from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia noted in comments to Reuters Health.

“These substances by themselves have previously been found to increase alertness and attention and what we have found is that by consuming chocolate you can get the stimulating effects, which then lead to increased mental performance.”

I know more than one person who is going to be celebrating when they read this story.

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  1. Bell December 30, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Woody Allen’s predictions in “Sleeper” will all be proven accurate in time. Next up: tobacco cures asthma, TB, cancer. (I’ll start smoking when they announce that.)

  2. Soccer Dad May 25, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    You need a study to prove that? Hadn’t you noticed how brilliant I am from my writing?

  3. cruisin-mom May 25, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Christ! I must be brilliant!!!

  4. Amishav May 25, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    So now I know that by the end of the day I’m craving the stuff so badly!

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