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Dark Chocolate Protects Skin Against Sun's Ageing Effects

by VR Sreeraman on  November 10, 2009 at 1:11 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
 Dark Chocolate Protects Skin Against Sun's Ageing Effects
Dark chocolate can protect the skin against the ageing effects of the sun, says a new research.

According to scientists, who carried out the study at European Dermatology London, a private Harley St skin clinic, a daily portion of choco bar might also lower the risk of skin cancer.
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But it only works with dark chocolate that is very high in flavanols, the antioxidants that occur naturally in cocoa beans, reports The Herald Sun.

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In the research, scientists found that participants who ate flavanol-rich chocolate could tolerate more wrinkle-causing UV light on their skin than those who ate a lower-flavanol chocolate.

The researchers said: "The main mechanism is likely to be the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. But conventional chocolate had no such effect."

Source: ANI
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