Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dark chocolate could cure fatigue syndrome

It seems dark chocolate is very good for human. Other than the fact that it will lead to weight gain. Well, this is just like a famous saying: If you gain something, you'll lose something.

In addition to the previous chocolcate advantage, new research finds that high-cocoa dark chocolate could ease symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as ME, is a condition with a diverse range of symptoms but particularly characterised by profound muscle fatigue after physical exertion. The research found that patients with this condition experienced significantly less fatigue after eating 45 g of dark chocolate a day.

Prof. Atkins explained that polyphenols are present in large quantities in dark chocolate. Polyphenols have been linked to reductions in blood pressure, as well as other health advantages. Atkins and team believe the polyphenols are having an impact on levels of serotonin in the brain.

I don't have muscle fatigue, but I do feel very sleepy at work... May be it's time to buy some dark chocolates...

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