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    A study found that patients with the debilitating condition experienced significantly less fatigue after eating 45 grammes of a special dark chocolate for eight weeks.
    And when they were later given a placebo version without key ingredients they reported worse symptoms.
    The condition, also known as ME, is little understood but as many as 250,000 people in the UK suffer from it.
    Since the condition has no known cure or treatment, the chocolate discovery is a welcome intervention.
    Experts believe chocolate could have a significant impact on neurotransmitters, which help to regulate mood and sleep.
    The formulated chocolate used in the study in Hull, East Yorks., contained 85 per cent cocoa solids and was rich in polyphenol flavonoids - which also reduce the risk of death from coronary heart disease, cancer and stroke.
    Prof Steve Atkin of Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust said: "No one has examined the effects of chocolate on chronic fatigue syndrome before so this is a very exciting result for us."
    "We now hope to look at some of the other potential benefits of chocolate which is high in these natural chemicals."
    The research is just the latest in a string of findings where the womens' favourite could help health problems. Other studies have pointed to improved brain function, reduction of blood pressure, pain relief, more stamina and stronger sex drive.

    Chocolate could be the cure for chronic fatigue syndrome | the Daily Mail

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    Thanks so much for posting this! I've Googled it and even though they don't want to give the chocolate formulation they've used I'll try to find a substitute, starting tomorrow - it could be a life saver for me

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    YES!!!!! My fellow Chronic Fatigue Syndrome friends, let us unite and have a chocolate feast to end all feast!

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    Tossing hunks of dark chocolate to all who need it.
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    chocolate always seems to make me MORE tired. hmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gen X EJC View Post
    chocolate always seems to make me MORE tired. hmmm.
    The effect of the sugar/carbs on you.

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    I should read all the posts to make sure nobody's said it yet, but meh:
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    I've started the cure with an 86% cocoa chocolate - I'll report on my progress if there is any

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoveFeatheredRaven View Post
    The effect of the sugar/carbs on you.
    Right, but it makes me significantly more tired than other forms of sugar. Ah well. I will find another cure besides the chocs.
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    At that concentration pure black chocolate has a more bitter than sweet taste actually

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    Hersheys has that chocolate bar that's actually called "Special Dark Chocolate".

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    After reading this thread I bought myself a bar of 77% cocoa Swiss chocolate, and hey, it's working! I don't know what 'it' is, but I feel great.

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    Too bad i dont like chocolate..
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    Oh wait till I tell my friend! She will be very willing to experiment on herself in the hopes of a cure.
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