Sign Me Up!

April 30, 2008 at 2:06 am Leave a comment

In June, British researchers will conduct a yum-o-licious study with post-menopausal, Type 2 Diabetic women.  One hundred fifty participants will eat one chocolate bar a day to determine whether compounds called flavonoids found in chocolate and other foods can reduce the risk of heart disease. The study will last a year. Half the women will receive a bar containing 30 grams of flavonoids found in soy, cocoa and other fruits and vegetables. The other fifty percent will get chocolate with no active compounds. The results of the study will be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Now why can’t we have a study like that here? I’d sign up in a heartbeat. Of course, I couldn’t, really, because I haven’t hit menopause yet, and, thankfully, I don’t have Type 2 Diabetes. I’d certainly be more than willing, though, to offer my body for the benefit of science in a case like this. J

Oh well. Since I can’t join the study, I’ll instead keep a good thought that the findings are in chocolate’s favor. I’d love to have a healthy reason to eat a bar of cocoa-laden goodness every day!

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