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Potentially psychoactive constituents of cocoa-containing products
In a recent review we argued for a primarily attitudinal rather than physiological explanation of (self-reported) food craving and food “addiction” (1). We proposed that attitudes towards frequently…
Lifestyle Interventions Improving Cannabinoid Tone During COVID-19 Lockdowns May Enhance Compliance With Preventive Regulations and Decrease Psychophysical Health Complications
- MedicineFrontiers in Psychiatry
The psychosomatic impact of prolonged quarantine in healthy individuals is explored, and management and coping strategies that may improve endocannabinoid tone are proposed, such as integration of probiotics, cannabidiol, meditation, and physical exercise interventions with the aim of supporting interpersonal, individual, and professional adherence with COVID-19 emergency public measures whilst minimizing their psycho-physical impact.
The effect of cocoa-rich products on depression, anxiety, and mood: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
- MedicineCritical reviews in food science and nutrition
It is suggested that the consumption of cocoa-rich products may improve affect and mood in the short term, however, given the short duration of trials, the results cannot be generalized to long-term intake of Cocoa-derived food.
Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Nociceptive Effects of Cocoa: A Review on Future Perspectives in Treatment of Pain
- MedicinePain and Therapy
There is a lack of evidence of antinociceptive effects of cocoa from clinical trials in humans, and further research is needed to better identify the active principles in cocoa, to understand the underlying mechanisms of action, and to establish efficacy in humans.
Can chocolate be addictive
Addiction term is often associated with alcohol, drugs, but currently there is also a new type of addiction that is widely debated called the food addiction. There are different types of food in the…
In Silico Infrared Characterization of Synthetic Cannabinoids by Quantum Chemistry and Chemometrics
- Computer Science, MedicineJ. Chem. Inf. Model.
In silico methods are an alternative that provides information about the spectra of undetected substances that can help to identify new drugs, to increase knowledge about them, and to feed information procedures.
The sweet side of dark chocolate for chronic kidney disease patients.
- MedicineClinical nutrition
This review focusses on the potential salutogenic contribution of chocolate intake, to mitigate inflammatory and oxidative burden in CKD, its potential, for cardiovascular protection and on the maintenance of diversity in gut microbiota, as well as clinical perspectives, on regular chocolate intake by CKD patients.
A Neglected Link Between the Psychoactive Effects of Dietary Ingredients and Consciousness-Altering Drugs
- MedicineFront. Psychiatry
Anandamide Is Related to Clinical and Cardiorespiratory Benefits of Aerobic Exercise Training in Migraine Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
- MedicineCannabis and cannabinoid research
It is suggested that peripheral AEA metabolism may be partly linked to the clinical and cardiorespiratory benefits of regular aerobic exercise in migraine patients and the effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention on plasma anandamide (AEA) and its relation with clinical, psychological, and carding outcomes.
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