Thursday, May 25, 2006

Some Good News for a Change

These stories coincidentially appeared today:
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chocolate lovers rejoice. A new study hints that eating milk chocolate may boost brain function. "Chocolate contains many substances that act as stimulants, such as theobromine, phenethylamine, and caffeine," Dr. Bryan Raudenbush from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia noted in comments to Reuters Health.
"These substances by themselves have previously been found to increase alertness and attention and what we have found is that by consuming chocolate you can get the stimulating effects, which then lead to increased mental performance."
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marijuana smoking does not increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer, according to the findings of a new study at the University of California Los Angeles that surprised even the researchers. Dr. Donald Tashkin, senior researcher and professor at the UCLA School of Medicine theorized that tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, a chemical in marijuana smoke that produces its psychotropic effect, may encourage aging, damaged cells to die off before they become cancerous.
OK ... there's the news. You know what to do now.

1 comment:

Kate Michele said...

So I should not feel guilty for consumming a truck load of chocolate and little a dubbie up, cause apparently now none of which are bad for me?? Shit!! I've been depriving myself all these years!! Damn...