By Ashik Siddique | Apr 12, 2013 08:48 PM EDT
A new study explains how cocoa compounds fight the neuronal cell death that leads to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, on a molecular level in the brain.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 01:21 PM EST
People all around the world enjoy chocolate these days, but in the eighth century anthropologists expected that the only people who would have access to the sweet would be the Mesoamerican people in the tropics, where the plant is grown.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 03, 2013 10:17 AM EST
A new study offers more evidence that the way in which food or drink is served significantly influences perception of taste.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 10, 2012 04:01 PM EST
Chocolate may offer relief to people suffering from a persistent cough, according to scientists who found that a compound in cocoa was effective in reducing symptoms of both acute and chronic coughs.
By Makini Brice | Dec 07, 2012 03:54 PM EST
Swiss chocolate manufacturing giant Barry Callebut received official validation from the European Food Safety Authority on their claims that cocoa enhances blood flow.
By Makini Brice | Nov 26, 2012 05:27 PM EST
Confectioner Cadbury has filed a patent for a chocolate that stubbornly refuses to melt, withstanding a sweltering 104 degrees Fahrenheit for over three hours.
By Makini Brice | Oct 11, 2012 10:55 AM EDT
It doesn't take a genius IQ to love chocolate, but evidently geniuses are more likely to eat large quantities of the dark gold.
By Amber Moore | Sep 27, 2012 03:03 PM EDT
A chocolate compound can improve a snail's memory by acting on the neurons that store memories, a new study has found.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 20, 2012 02:56 PM EDT
In a new study that involved chocolate M&M candies and rats, scientists reveal why too much of a good thing is never enough. What makes us indulge in candies, fatty foods, drugs and alcohol to excess?
By Christine Hsu | Aug 30, 2012 02:30 PM EDT
Thinking about an excuse to eat that chocolate bar? You don't need one.