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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Mar '14 10:48
    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-precise-health-benefits-dark-chocolate.html
  2. 19 Mar '14 13:10 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-precise-health-benefits-dark-chocolate.html
    You really must take this with a pinch of salt. There is one hell of a lot of flawed research, often funded by the food industry, into the health benefits and harm by many foods including dark chocolate. I am not saying this particular research is flawed for I am not sure of that, I am just saying it might be. Remember, there are several big scientific myths (actually, unscientific! ) about food and one of them being that cholesterol causes heart disease and another that there is 'bad' and 'good' types of cholesterol. But, in some favour of the link's claims, it says it works by giving "anti-inflammatory activity" which at least would make sense because there is empirical evidence that it is mainly inflammation in the blood vessel walls, not cholesterol which has nothing to do with it, that causes heart disease.
  3. 19 Mar '14 13:29
    Originally posted by humy
    You really must take this with a pinch of salt. There is one hell of a lot of flawed research, often funded by the food industry, into the health benefits and harm by many foods including dark chocolate. I am not saying this particular research is flawed for I am not sure of that, I am just saying it might be. Remember, there are several big scientific myths (a ...[text shortened]... blood vessel walls, not cholesterol which has nothing to do with it, that causes heart disease.
    I don't care. I like dark chocolate anyway.
  4. 19 Mar '14 18:03
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I don't care. I like dark chocolate anyway.
    I like the milky sort better myself
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    19 Mar '14 19:38
    Originally posted by humy
    You really must take this with a pinch of salt. There is one hell of a lot of flawed research, often funded by the food industry, into the health benefits and harm by many foods including dark chocolate. I am not saying this particular research is flawed for I am not sure of that, I am just saying it might be. Remember, there are several big scientific myths (a ...[text shortened]... blood vessel walls, not cholesterol which has nothing to do with it, that causes heart disease.
    Yeah, they used to say to avoid egg yolks to avoid raising the cholesterol. That turned out to be false.
  6. 20 Mar '14 07:25
    Originally posted by humy
    I like the milky sort better myself
    ... and the milky sort! The Toblerone is my favourite... and... and...
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Mar '14 00:13
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    ... and the milky sort! The Toblerone is my favourite... and... and...
    My favorite: dark chocolate rocky road. Yummy! AND good for you if you can take the massive sugar high
  8. 26 Mar '14 04:58
    Does dark chocolate really exist, or is it just a theory?
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    26 Mar '14 19:48
    Originally posted by JS357
    Does dark chocolate really exist, or is it just a theory?
    Milk chocolate just doesn't account for all the cacao production.
    Dark chocolate is the name given to this missing chocolate that
    scientists know must be out there somewhere!
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Mar '14 10:33
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Milk chocolate just doesn't account for all the cacao production.
    Dark chocolate is the name given to this missing chocolate that
    scientists know must be out there somewhere!
    Maybe its related to dark matter.

    News from CERN: Major announcement! Physics is complete now, the theory of everything has been finished. The major ingredient in all this is proof of dark matter, it turns out to have been dark chocolate all along! Light years of the stuff! Altering spacetime! Amazing!
  11. 27 Mar '14 11:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Maybe its related to dark matter.

    News from CERN: Major announcement! Physics is complete now, the theory of everything has been finished. The major ingredient in all this is proof of dark matter, it turns out to have been dark chocolate all along! Light years of the stuff! Altering spacetime! Amazing!
    dark chocolate is pure metaphysics -it doesn't exist!
    Milk chocolate explains everything just fine.
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Mar '14 15:15
    Originally posted by humy
    dark chocolate is pure metaphysics -it doesn't exist!
    Milk chocolate explains everything just fine.
    Milk chocolate just doesn't have the properties of expanding the universe so we have to wait and see
  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    28 Mar '14 22:58
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Milk chocolate just doesn't have the properties of expanding the universe so we have to wait and see
    You realise that the LHC is used for creating exotic chocolate
    don't you? It's a major part of the Swiss economy.

    The canny French insisted it was on the border so that
    they get a good deal for making chocolate soufflés.
  14. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Mar '14 17:37
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    You realise that the LHC is used for creating exotic chocolate
    don't you? It's a major part of the Swiss economy.

    The canny French insisted it was on the border so that
    they get a good deal for making chocolate soufflés.
    Wow, what a FINE use for a super collider! Instant souffle!