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    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Scientists in the UK are seeking 150 women to eat chocolate every day for a year in the cause of medical research. Women taking part in the study must eat one bar of chocolate a day.

    The trial, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, eastern England, will test whether a natural compound found in cocoa, the main ingredient of chocolate, could cut the risk of heart disease among women with diabetes.

    A Belgian confectionist has created the special chocolate bar containing high levels of flavonoids -- a plant compound that has been shown to reduce heart risk factors -- to be used in the experiment. Soy, another natural source of flavonoids, has also been added to the bar.


    Participants, who must be postmenopausal women under the age of 70, will have their risk of heart disease tested on five occasions during the year to see whether change occurs.

    "The hypothesis of this exciting study is that flavonoids may improve the level of protection against heart disease over and above that provided by conventional drugs," said Dr. Ketan Dhatariya, a consultant in diabetes at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

    I can't imagine they'll find any takers!
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    I think a study needs to be done comparing the effects of Cheetos and potato chips, compared with fritos and potato chips.

    I would not volunteer---i require all three.
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    • #3
      I know a few that will not take part as they hate chocolate.

      Funny story...one of them hates it because she was told as a small child by her aunt that eating chocolate would turn her skin brown.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Guppy View Post
        I know a few that will not take part as they hate chocolate.

        Funny story...one of them hates it because she was told as a small child by her aunt that eating chocolate would turn her skin brown.
        Eating cheetos actually turns my fingers yellow.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Guppy View Post

          Funny story...one of them hates it because she was told as a small child by her aunt that eating chocolate would turn her skin brown.
          not funny
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          • #6
            cheetos are offensive. I've been calling my representatives to get them banned. My next step is to ban the plastic bags they are packaged in.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ElviswasaBluesFan View Post
              not funny
              so you don't think telling your curtain climber that it would not be funny saying.....if you eat chocolate, you will turn into a black person

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Guppy View Post
                so you don't think telling your curtain climber that it would not be funny saying.....if you eat chocolate, you will turn into a black person


                Boat loads of fun til said curtain climber gets sent home from school for an extended vacation for telling some classmate that the chocolate pudding in his/her lunch will change his skin color...

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                • #9
                  My mother told me that eating bread crust would make the hair on your head curly.

                  So, I didn't eat bread until highschool. And, she was wrong....that wasn't the hair that turned curly.
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                  • #10
                    Nuh uh, the crust grows hair on your chest.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ohio Blues View Post
                      Nuh uh, the crust grows hair on your chest.
                      Wrong! The crust makes you be able to whistle. So sayeth my grandparents.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Guppy View Post
                        so you don't think telling your curtain climber that it would not be funny saying.....if you eat chocolate, you will turn into a black person

                        no, but it would be fun explaining to him why Uncle Guppy has hairy palms.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cardinalgirl View Post
                          cheetos are offensive. I've been calling my representatives to get them banned. My next step is to ban the plastic bags they are packaged in.
                          Hey---if you don't like cheetos, don't go to places where people are allowed to eat cheetos.

                          I try hard not to wipe the cheeto residue on others, but you that is not always possible. We don't need a nanny state. And if you banned them, people would spend all that money in in other states like Arkansas or somewhere.
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                          • #14
                            Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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                            • #15
                              Kjoe brought the funny in this thread.
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