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Dark Chocolate Helps Diarrhea: Study Confirms Ancient Myth

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October 2, 2005
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Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
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Scientists at Children's Hospital Oakland have confirmed that an ancient myth about chocolate is actually true! Dark Chocolate can ease diarrhea symptoms. Please let me know if you'd like to interview the scientists who say the cocoa bean could be the newest surprise in the medicine cabinet.

Oakland, CA (September 29, 2005) -- A new study conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first to discover that a chemical in cocoa beans can limit the development of fluids that cause diarrhea. Cocoa beans contain a large amount of chemicals called flavonoids. Scientists believe that these flavonoids can be used to create natural supplements to ease diarrhea symptoms. Dark chocolate contains high concentrations of cocoa and may offer mild relief.


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