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New study says chocolate helps fight persistent coughs. Do you believe that?

Fox Report with Shepard Smith 2012/12/11 17:48:20
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In case you haven't heard, researchers in the U.K. found that chocolate may be a natural cough suppressant. Three hundred people took part in a clinical trial, in which 60 percent of them stopped hacking when they were given theobromine, a substance that's found in cocoa. Researchers suggest that taking a daily bar of dark chocolate will help knock out that cough.

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  • sneekyfoot 2012/12/16 03:36:57
    Yes
    sneekyfoot
    its all true
  • Sophia(SoSo) 2012/12/15 16:42:01
    Yes
    Sophia(SoSo)
    I <3 chocolate.
  • jere.chievres 2012/12/15 01:16:18
    Not sure but it's possible
    jere.chievres
    I hope so I like chocolate! Heh Heh
  • Fef 2012/12/14 19:33:42
    Not sure but it's possible
    Fef
    +2
    studies can prove anything they want... I read that in a study once.
  • Kurt 2012/12/14 17:51:26
    No
    Kurt
    From what I've seen, it does not help at all for coughs
  • foxy 2012/12/14 15:53:32
    No
    foxy
    +1
    I think this is a load of bull. chocolate is lovely. but if I have a cough it makes it worse.
  • hasher 2012/12/14 13:21:57
    Not sure but it's possible
    hasher
    +1
    but i amwilling to contnue to test chocolates to keep finding out. my favorite!! and theyre good for everything im told so why not coughs.
  • Beagle Mom 2012/12/14 12:01:54
    Not sure but it's possible
    Beagle Mom
    +1
    I'll have to try, but not a huge fan of dark chocolate. Would a Hershey bar have the same effect. But the problem with chocolate, is it makes my clothes shrink.
  • Kiki,Pixie,Worm 2012/12/14 07:22:59
    Yes
    Kiki,Pixie,Worm
    +2
    Just gives me an excuse to eat it :). I get bad coughs really easily xD!!!
  • insanecrazyladyb 2012/12/14 05:32:54
    Not sure but it's possible
    insanecrazyladyb
    +1
    What will the think of NEXT???? For many years they said that chocolates ARENT for you,and now they are saying that cough suppressant...Make up my mind on rather chocolates is GOOD FOR US or NOT.....
  • johndhutcheson 2012/12/14 05:30:10 (edited)
    Not sure but it's possible
    johndhutcheson
    Lets see how the published research survives peer review.

    That said, chocolate has already been demonstrated as useful for sufferers of cardiovascular congestion.
  • Karasu the Neko Vampire 2012/12/14 04:44:36
    Not sure but it's possible
    Karasu the Neko Vampire
    +1
    Anything is possible
  • rbeas 2012/12/14 04:05:14 (edited)
    Not sure but it's possible
    rbeas
    +1
    They did not mention in the study that you then have to run out in the cold weather to lose all the weight you gained eating chocolate. Which would lead to more coughing.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/14 03:56:01
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Believe It or Not I had a bad cough all day & for the past week. Tonight I have had about 7 Snickers Mini's & the cough is gone.
  • david abe 2012/12/14 03:38:30
    No
    david abe
    +2
    Small amounts of cocoa has healthful ingredients,but box chocolates have so much sugar,that it negates any benefit.
  • Anna 2012/12/14 03:15:33
    No
    Anna
    Hot chocolate from a restaurant, yes.
  • S123 2012/12/14 02:02:49
    Not sure but it's possible
    S123
    +1
    Dark chocolate does have health benefits.
  • william.turner 2012/12/13 21:26:13
    No
    william.turner
    Wait...Are eggs good for you or bad for you? I am not sure what they are saying this week. I bet the researchers have stock in cocoa fields lol.
  • casey mahoney 2012/12/13 21:19:51
    No
    casey mahoney
    Migraines
    Tyramine, a chemical thought to be associated with migraine headaches, is found in several foods, one of which is chocolate. If you are prone to migraines, consider banishing chocolate from your diet temporarily to see if it helps.

    Kidney Stones
    Chocolate contains chemicals known as oxalates, which are associated with a higher risk of kidney stones. If you are at risk for kidney stones or have a history of kidney disease, avoid chocolate.

    Caffeine
    Coffee, tea, cola soft drinks, cocoa and chocolate have something in common: All contain caffeine. Not surprisingly, dark chocolate has more caffeine than white or milk chocolate since it is closer to chocolate's natural state. If you are sensitive to caffeine, avoid chocolate close to bedtime so you won't have trouble sleeping.

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/art...
  • Ian 2012/12/13 20:49:47
    Not sure but it's possible
    Ian
    +2
    Im not sure i will have to do more tests to find out the truth.
  • hasher Ian 2012/12/14 13:23:59
    hasher
    me too will keep testing and testing. and they say beer has beneficial health benefits too. so beer anc chocolate it is for me.
  • Ian hasher 2012/12/14 20:24:02
    Ian
    Are you married i feel we were made for each other, we have a Rum And Raisin dark chocklate bar over here and its called BOURNVILLE OLD JAMAICA RUM AND RAISIN DARK, now there are people who say the Romans were pigs with the vomitarium and they were.
    But when it comes to Old Jamacia i would say that it should be a practice that should be used often.
    My wife and friends hate it i can eat like 10 wild bears and not put any weight on, the hell i go throught is sometime very upsetting i then do a hell of a lt of comfort eating in front of them, this makes the matter a lot worse, Jesus you just cant please some people!
  • Flamingolady 2012/12/13 19:55:33
    Not sure but it's possible
    Flamingolady
    +1
    I think chocolate might cure just about anything.
  • Gordon 2012/12/13 05:23:15
    Yes
    Gordon
    +1
    Awesome! One more reason to enjoy some dark chocolate. I don't need more reasons to savor this treat, but it simply adds to the pleasure. dark chocolate
  • Muver 2012/12/12 21:45:28
    Yes
    Muver
    +2
    I meant to click the 'not sure but it's possible one" ....but who cares....a GREAT reason to eat some chocolate...and I really never even need a reason...LOL,
  • Onew Sangtae 2012/12/12 20:35:28
    Not sure but it's possible
    Onew Sangtae
    +2
    Not that it matters to me. I hate dark chocolate.
  • selena costa 2012/12/12 18:54:06 (edited)
  • Tunnel ... selena ... 2012/12/13 14:51:24
    Tunnel Vision
    +1
    It never said the chocolate had to be sweetened. And chocolate is good for fighting depression as well.
  • selena ... Tunnel ... 2012/12/14 02:37:44 (edited)
    selena costa
    Apparently an Aphrodisiac as well and yes I'm well aware of its affect on mood.
  • Melizmatic selena ... 2012/12/14 04:59:18
    Melizmatic
    +2
    You're well awake?
  • selena ... Melizmatic 2012/12/14 09:10:24
    selena costa
    +1
    aware..sometimes I don't know what my fingers are typing. Sigh.. lol
  • smitty 2012/12/12 18:52:21
    Not sure but it's possible
    smitty
    +2
    I think dark chocolate has a lot of good properties in small to moderate quantities. It is all the garbage we put into it that dumbs it down.
  • Sperry23 2012/12/12 17:58:58
    Not sure but it's possible
    Sperry23
    +2
    Hey, any excuse to eat chocolate. cough cough.
  • Tommy 2012/12/12 17:26:48
    Not sure but it's possible
    Tommy
    +1
    Was the research sponsored by Cadbury by any chance? ;-)
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/12/12 17:02:19 (edited)
    Yes
    Picasso's Cat
    +2
    Actually it's nothing new, a study from London about the effects on coughs of theobromine, an ingredient found in cocoa conducted a small study (including only 10 volunteers) in which they tested theobromine against codeine.

    The researchers theorized that theobromine worked by acting on the vagus nerve, which is responsible for coughing. The study results were published in the online Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journalon Nov. 17, 2004.



    Theobromine has higher concentrations in dark than in milk chocolate, but both types have theobromine in them, and Higher quality chocolate tends to contain more theobromine than lower quality chocolate, well like a snickers candy bar.

    But Cocoa beans naturally contain approximately 300-1200 mg/ounce theobromine, which is the most potent amount of theobromine you can get, as 1 oz. of dark chocolate contains about 200 mg.

    So if you want the mega dose buy cocoa beans, raw cocoa beans, and eat about 8 to 10 of them twice a day.



    raw cocoa beans product
  • Tommy Picasso... 2012/12/12 17:28:18
    Tommy
    "So if you want the mega dose buy cocoa beans, raw cocoa beans, and eat about 8 to 10 of them twice a day."

    Nah, I'll stick with the recommended real McCoy! ;-)
  • Picasso... Tommy 2012/12/13 13:36:17
    Picasso's Cat
    There is no "Real McCoy" my friend, Lol.
    All of it comes from the cocoa bean, all chocolate products come from the real McCoy that is the cocoa bean.
    What you think is the real McCoy is really just a lessor product of the original.
  • Tommy Picasso... 2012/12/13 16:43:25
    Tommy
    +1
    Yeah, okay I accept that that is technically correct. However I did mean a bar of chocolate rather than crunching my way through raw beans. I just expressed it badly. :-)
  • Picasso... Tommy 2012/12/13 23:09:23
    Picasso's Cat
    +1
    Yeah, I know, but a regular chocolate bar has so little of the theobromine in it you would have to eat about 14 of them to get any real health benefit and if you do that every day you could get diabetes or fat, and yes the raw beans are nasty and gritty, but that's what i eat for health reasons, not the taste of chocolate
    .
    You have to understand that businesses that advertise this stuff are trying to boost their sales of chocolate products that have very little of the theobromine in them but they do have trivial amounts so they use that data to sell people on the chocolate products.
    When it comes to chocolate or cocoa products the worse bitter the taste the better it is for you, Lol.
    Sad but true, Lol.
  • Tommy Picasso... 2012/12/13 23:26:21
    Tommy
    +2
    I agree! Cadbury will not get poor!

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