Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dark chocolate helps fight fatigue

Dark chocolate beats fatigue, study NutraIngredients 12/20/06 "Eating a small amount of dark chocolate each day can help combat the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), according to UK researchers...In the study, the results of which are available on the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust website, researchers fed a group of adults 45g of specially formulated dark chocolate – containing 85 per cent cocoa and rich in polyphenols – every day for eight weeks.
The participants reported feeling less fatigued after eating the chocolate and complained of greater tiredness when fed a placebo...Researchers believe chocolate enhances the action of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, responsible for regulating mood and sleep, which could explain why the product can alleviate CFS "

For reference 45g is about half the average size chocolate bar.

A PDF brief of the study can be found here.

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