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Chocolate’s Beneficial Chemistry

Besides buying a box of chocolates for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, you might also want to get a few boxes to stash away for yourself. Scientific research has proven that chocolate, in moderation, can be good for your health. Bytesize Science delves into the chemistry of chocolate to explain why this is so.

Chocolate: The Best Medicine

Innovative research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that a combination of neurotransmitters and electrical stimulation can restore movement to the lower limbs of previously paralysed rats. But in order for this motion to be made voluntarily the rats must be motivated to walk. This motivation comes in the form of cheering, visual cues, and of course, chocolate. H/T 1veritasium

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