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Chili Peppers may Aid Millions of Migraine Sufferers

Posted May 4, 2013

There appears to be a link between how the skin reacts when rubbed with chili oil and what happens in the brain during a migraine. This fact is being dived into by researchers at the world’s largest biotechnology company, Amgen Inc. so as to produce the debilitating headache’s painful symptoms.

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Reishi mushrooms may improve cancer outcomes

Posted November 7, 2012

Much is said about the health benefits of reishi mushrooms. Studies have been ongoing into its immune system enhancing and possible cancer fighting effects. Resihi mushrooms contain multiple active ingredients which include polysaccharides and triterpenes.

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Chocolate wards off hunger, and maybe sunburn too

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists in Canada said Monday that they plan to study whether eating dark chocolate not only satisfies sweet tooth cravings, but protects against sunburn as well. The study by researchers at Laval University in Quebec will monitor the effects of chocolate consumption on fair-skinned volunteers between the ages of 25 and 65, each of whom will be prevailed upon to eat three squares of chocolate per day for 12 weeks.

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Eat Chocolate, Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

Heres a study chocolate lovers everywhere will appreciate: University of Cambridge researchers found that people who consumed the highest amount of chocolate had a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease and diabetes than did people who ate the lowest amount. The meta-analysis involved more than 100,000 people, some of whom had existing heart disease.

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Chocolate Good for the Heart and Brain

Posted April 30, 2012

In a city renowned for its love of food, it is only fitting that researchers presented the results of a new study in Paris, France, showing that chocolate is good for the heart and brain. In a presentation at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2011 Congress, British investigators are reporting that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the least amount of chocolate.

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Chocolate Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of Cardiometabolic Disorders

Posted April 30, 2012

In a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort and cross-sectional studies carried out in adults, results from 7 studies including 114,009 subjects were analyzed, and it was concluded that higher chocolate consumption was found to be associated with a reduced risk of cardiometabolic disorders.

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High Chocolate Consumption Linked To Lower Stroke Risk In Females

Posted April 30, 2012

Women who eat at least two chocolate bars each week appear to have a 20% lower risk of stroke, compared to females of the same age and weight who rarely or never eat chocolate, researchers from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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More Evidence Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

Chocolate lovers may have another reason to indulge. A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis may decrease stroke risk by 20%. New data on women studied in the Swedish Mammography Cohort found an inverse association between chocolate consumption and total stroke, as well as a trend to reduction in both hemorrhagic stroke and cerebral infarction subtypes.

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Health of Chocolate In Aromatherapy

Posted April 30, 2012

My love affair with chocolate began at a early age and as an aromatherapist I have been trying to combine both the benefits of chocolate and aromatherapy, in a natural way, for a couple of years! Although there are many products out there with synthetic chocolate aromas, some of which do resemble the aroma of chocolate quite successfully, synthetic chocolate does not have any healing properties. However, it is possible to make cosmetic aromatherapy products with natural chocolate ingredients.

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Getting to Chocolate’s Great Heart of Darkness

Posted April 30, 2012

Dark chocolate and cocoa can help to reduce blood pressure and may improve the serum lipid profile. But can chocolate actually improve cardiometabolic outcomes? The current meta-analysis finds that higher levels of chocolate consumption are associated with a reduced risk for any cardiovascular disease and of stroke in particular. These findings may change physician advice to patients regarding diet.

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