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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Can Be Improved With Cocoa

Thursday 7 March 2019

 

From Indian newspaper the Deccan Chronicle:

 

Cocoa
Those drinking the high flavonoid version showed a
45 per cent improvement in subjectively assessed fatigue
and an 80 per cent improvement in walking speed.
(Photo: Representation/Pixabay)
 

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be improved with cocoa

Cocoa may help curb fatigue typically associated with multiple sclerosis (MS): Study.

March 6, 2019
Copyright © 2015 - 2019 Deccan Chronicle.

Washington: According to a new study, cocoa may help curb the fatigue that is typically associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study was published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Cocoa, like dark chocolate, is rich in flavonoids substances found abundantly in fruit and vegetables and associated with anti-inflammatory properties. The findings, if confirmed in larger studies, may offer a simple dietary approach to a persistent and hard to treat symptom, which affects nine out of 10 people with MS.

According to the study, the causes of mental and physical fatigue experienced by people with MS are complex, and likely to include neural, inflammatory, metabolic, and psychological factors. The researcher say, none of the currently available approaches offers long term relief.

Previous research suggests that dark chocolate, containing between 70 and 85 per cent cocoa solids, is associated with an improvement in subjectively assessed fatigue in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME).

 

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