Chocolate can keep you cancer free

I found this weird article on chocolates can keep shoo cancer.

Chocoholics have a justified reason to savour their favourite sweet - a new study has
found that a synthetic chemical based on a compound found in cocoa beans slows growth and accelerates destruction of human tumors.


"We have all heard that eating chocolate is good for you; this study suggests one reason why that might be true," says the study's lead author Min Kim, Ph.D, a research scientist in the Department of Oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
My father always emphasizes the importance of lemon and orange fruit that keep you away from cancer. Since my childhood, I had been kept away from chocolates for the reasons being: they contain nothing but high calories, cause obesity, and they ruin your tooth. But this article published on rediff blew me hard and makes no sense. If chocolate can shoo cancer then wouldn't it be inviting diabetes and obesity?

Doctors, please clarify!

11 comments:

  1. lolz... wish they were fat free...
    neways have blogroll'd ya...

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  2. That is something weird... I don't think chocolates would do this work... and what you said also was right. If chocolates could shoo cancer then what about diabetes?.. :-/
    Its stupid...!

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  3. Now thats something music to the ears as I'm an absolute choco-freak...there would hardly be days without it...I agree with you regarding the article as in the past also there has been many contradicting researches made on different subjects like tea and use of cellphones but none of them got the universal acceptance!

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  4. @ Nandish, Thanks :)

    @ Joel, Yes, it is weird :(

    @ flyingstars, Very true. Media hypocrisy.

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  5. well, we must remember that some researches are actually sponsored by the MNCs. Oranges and Lemons are not manufactured by these MNCs. I would stick to the elders' advice, though I do crave chocolates.

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  6. @ mampi, Very true. Don't know what these researches are heading to!

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  7. Well..it gives me another reason to carry on gorging them as I just LOVE them!!

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  8. @ ~nm, Welcome to my blog. hehe... Another reason to love them,ye? ;)

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  9. Hey sorry to be so late in reply, but I found your blog only today. I think the research is taking about "cocoa" and not chocolate. Chocolate is supposedly cocoa+sugar :-D. But I love chocolate, so I think I'll avoid cancer and get diabetes ;-).

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  10. logical post! I love the logic for obvious reasons.

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  11. Deeps, Welcome to my space :) Err... Diabetes? I don't want both :D

    Sneha, Thanku :)

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