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Dark Chocolate and CFS Study

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Seattle Sue, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I did refer to shortcomings in one of my posts. But conflicts of interest don't automatically negate findings. Those with financial interests in a product have been found to find more favourable results than impartial researchers, but there may still be some truth in the claims of benefit, for example things that have been discussed in this thread.

    Maybe if Nestlé are so sure of the benefits of high-cocoa chocolate they should put more cocoa in their commercially-available stuff instead of selling over-milked, under-cocoaed rubbish!
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Conflicts of interest create bias, and can distort results, but do not automatically make something wrong. Its a risk factor. Conflicts not only include financial issues, but also membership in schools of medicine, or a vested interest in particular theories.
     
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  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    And then when it comes to justification for eating dark chocolate, some of is just do not care to look too closely. :D
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Who needs to examine it? Unless you can't tolerate an ingredient, eat and enjoy! Its so enjoyable you will tolerate pain better, and so nice it takes your mind off things, so its an antidepressant! There, how was that for self serving justification of a chocolate habit?
     
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