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Jun 01 2006

No wonder I’m so smart!

Study: Chocolate may boost brain power

Stimulating effects might increase mental performance

Thursday, May 25, 2006; Posted: 11:31 a.m. EDT (15:31 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) — 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."

The full article can be read here.

Unfortunately this means that I now I have absolutely NO excuse for not having won a Nobel Prize.

Feed my ego!

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