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Study to Test Chocolate Pills for Heart Health
NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 | Marilynn Marchione

Posted on 03/17/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat countless candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women across the U.S.

``People eat chocolate because they enjoy it,'' not because they think it's good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's ingredients minus the sugar and fat, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: boston; chocolate; health; heart; nutrition; science

1 posted on 03/17/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Where’s the fun in that?


2 posted on 03/17/2014 3:09:28 PM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: manic4organic

View it as an Rx version of M&Ms.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 3:14:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll risk dying and eat candy barsw. I’m dying for a hot fudge sundae right now or a root beer float. But it’s freezin’ outside here in this wonderful hole known as Upstate NY and I don’t want to go out.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 3:14:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.cocoavia.com/?gclid=COGhr5_Mmr0CFchFMgod7VQAXQ

apparently someone else had pretty much the same idea.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 3:16:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d like a pan of that dark Hershey fudge...the old recipe...the one on the dark brown can.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 3:16:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: manic4organic

“Where’s the fun in that?”

Profit.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 3:18:42 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: nickcarraway
``People eat chocolate because they enjoy it,'' not because they think it's good for them...

Not true. I eat chocolate because I enjoy it. I eat MORE chocolate because it's good for me. I eat STILL MORE in order to keep the dragons away.

You're welcome.

8 posted on 03/17/2014 3:22:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

When you dine/feed daily on great tasting and fresh Pacific Ocean Salmon, Halibut, Artic cod, Dungeness Crabs, elk, venison, good California Red Wine and/or micro beer, home grown arugula, kale and tomatoes, locally baked whole wheat bread along with good coffee and Dark Chocolate.

You don’t care if the rabid liberal vegans, who run marathons and are constantly starving themselves, live a few more miserable months in a hospice. You are enjoying life while they torture themselves until they die.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 3:23:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: Billthedrill

“I eat chocolate because I enjoy it. I eat MORE chocolate because it’s good for me. I eat STILL MORE in order to keep the dragons away.”

Sounds like a great way to take care of ourselves.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 3:26:02 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: Billthedrill
I eat STILL MORE in order to keep the dragons away.

Does that work??

11 posted on 03/17/2014 3:27:21 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H
Does that work?

I haven't seen any in awhile, but a feller can't be too careful.

12 posted on 03/17/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

I’m going to start eating more dark chocolate. Maybe that will help my aneurysm ... :-) ...


13 posted on 03/17/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: nickcarraway

So would one pill give me gout?


14 posted on 03/17/2014 3:51:11 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Billthedrill

Do you have much of a dragon problem?


15 posted on 03/17/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: null and void
Do you have much of a dragon problem?

No, and there are two things that are known to keep them away: beer and chocolate. Show me a place that has beer and chocolate AND dragons.

I'm doing this for all of humanity. Here, have a Kit-Kat.

16 posted on 03/17/2014 3:53:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
 ”Not true. I eat chocolate because I enjoy it. I eat MORE chocolate because it's good for me. I eat STILL MORE in order to keep the dragons away.”

Same with garlic here. And it keeps dragons AND vampires away.

17 posted on 03/17/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m a hyper-taster and can’t handle the dark chocolate. However, having the ingredients in a pill might be a great way around that (along with a regular Hershey’s chocolate bar for the taste).


18 posted on 03/17/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT by steve86 (to the nearest on-shore cell tower or repeater).)
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To: CrazyIvan

And ticks.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: steve86

Chocolate chips are a great snack. Keep a container near the remote.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 4:06:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Billthedrill
Hmmmmm. It does seem to work. Europe did have quite the dragon problem before the discovery of the New World and chocolātl...
21 posted on 03/17/2014 4:09:06 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

“Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions. Chocolate understands.”

A somewhat related article:

Sweet Sunday: An homage to chocolate


22 posted on 03/17/2014 4:20:35 PM PDT by Perseverando (Obamanation: It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Billthedrill

I turned on my Nexus 7 and there it was Kit-Kat ver. 4.4

though not eatable.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 4:43:31 PM PDT by topspinr
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To: nickcarraway

Re “People eat chocolate because they like it, not because it is good for them.” WRONG

I long ago learned that some ingredients of Dark Chocolate are good for you, so I decided, despite what the dumbo said, that I could “Enjoy my chocolate and have it help me too”.

Doesn’t take a PHd or MD to learn that.

Brach’s has Dark Chocolate-covered Jelly Beans for Easter that are delicious. Comes in different flavors.

We also have Dark Chocolate covered Matzoh. Been around since the time of Moses. Has a great taste and is Kosher.

The Spring time is a great time for Chocolate, starting with Valentine’s Day through Passover and Easter.

After April 15th, Tax Day, you won’t be able to afford anything so eat up now.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 4:46:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

Chocolate is my drug of choice. In fact Mr. G tells the grandkids “Don’t touch that.... it’s grandma’s medicine.”

No matter the question, the answer is chocolate.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 4:46:48 PM PDT by Grammy (Save the earth... it's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Grammy
No matter the question, the answer is chocolate.

Actually, the answer is 42. But chocolate is a good guess.

;-)

26 posted on 03/17/2014 4:53:46 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Grammy

Or bacon.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 4:54:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: manic4organic
Where’s the fun in that?

Living a few years longer.
Most people would consider that "fun."

28 posted on 03/17/2014 5:07:45 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: nickcarraway
“And ticks”

The ones around here find me irresistible no matter how I'm seasoned.

29 posted on 03/17/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: publius911

I eat dark chocolate-covered pomegranate. That is more fun than a pill.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 8:51:57 PM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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