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