The Role of Chemistry in History

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Chocolate affects History: Health Benefits

April 27th, 2008 · No Comments ·

 Introduction Chemical Composition  History affects Chocolate: Spread and Innovation Chocolate Affects History: Economics  Chocolate Affects History: Health Benefits Chocolate Affects History: Pop Culture

There are many claimed health benefits of chocolate that are currently being researched. Chocolate is said to benefit the circulatory system. It has also been suggested that chocolate has anti-cancer properties, acts as a brain stimulator, aids concentration, lowers blood pressure, prevents coughs and acts as an aphrodisiac.

 However, the fat in chocolate has also been linked to the nation’s obesity trends. Lead poisoning is also a concern if a person ingests high levels of chocolate. 

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