Mar 18 2014 7:45am

Chocolate Pill? Thousands Involved in 4-Year Test

It's no secret that in controlled doses, certain types of dark chocolate can have a positive effect on the human body. Previous studies have shown that cocoa flavanols improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and artery health, among other things.

A new study is hoping to build off what we already know by administering volunteers a pill that is jam-packed with dark chocolate's healthy components. This is the first major study to look into harnessing the potential of dark chocolate flavanols, as 18,000 participants will be involved. 

But before you go running off to the candy store to buy all of the chocolate, be warned that the average candy bar is lacking these important flavanols, as they are destroyed during its processing.

And in case you're curious, the pill will be tasteless. Which, if you ask us, is a crime.

Hat tip: Boston.com

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Dorothy Hayes
1. DorothyHayes
Chocolate bars usually have tons of sugar and fat so it's important for people to understand this. Most of the chocolate tests that prove that chocolate is healthy for you leave out the fat and the sugar, and they are also conducted by those companies who manufacture chocolate.
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