New Study Finds Cough Relief Through Chocolate
London–Theobromine, a compound that occurs naturally in chocolate has been found to have significant effects in relieving both acute and chronic coughs, according to researchers in the U.K.
The study was conducted at 13 National Health Services Hospitals. There were 300 participants who were given either codeine(main ingredient in many cough medicines), theobromine or a placebo. Those who ingested Theobromine produced better results than both of the other groups. Around 60% of those taking Theobromine reported some relief, according to researchers.
Theobromine was delivered in 1000 mg doses. For comparison unsweetened dark chocolate contains approximately 450 mg per ounce, sweetened dark chocolate contains approximately 150 mg and milk chocolate around 60 mg.
Alyn Morice, head of the Hull Cough Clinic and principal investigator professor says “Eating a bar of chocolate a day which has high levels of theobromine may also be effective for people with diagnosed persistent cough, however eating a bar of chocolate on a daily basis may have unwanted effects, such as weight gain.
This study was originally posted by shallo on December 14, 2012. The URL to the original article: http://www.candyandsnacktoday.com/archives/2012/12/study-finds-cough-relief-through-chocolate.shtml
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