Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Great news

Health news is going my way lately:

According to new research, the tasty beverage provides a double-whammy of health benefits: chocolate may slow cancer growth, and java could help you live longer. The good news about chocolate comes from scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center, who found that a synthetic chemical that is similar to a compound present in cocoa beans slows the growth of colon cancer by 50 percent. Not only did it retard growth, it damaged most of the colon cancer cells. The compound, known as GECGC, is most effective at impeding those cancer cells that usually grow at frighteningly-quick rates; promising, given that they are also often the most deadly.

1 comment:

Katie Mo said...

Although thus does appear to be good news for you, I'm sure that, like most research, this only qualifies for amounts "in moderation" -- totally unlike any amounts of "java" that you or I consume!