Methylxanthines are the psycho-pharmacologically active constituents of chocolate

@article{Smit2004MethylxanthinesAT,
  title={Methylxanthines are the psycho-pharmacologically active constituents of chocolate},
  author={H. J. Smit and E. A. Gaffan and P. Rogers},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={176},
  pages={412-419}
}
  • H. J. Smit, E. A. Gaffan, P. Rogers
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • RationaleLiking, cravings and addiction for chocolate (“chocoholism”) are often explained through the presence of pharmacologically active compounds. However, mere “presence” does not guarantee psycho-activity.ObjectivesTwo double-blind, placebo-controlled studies measured the effects on cognitive performance and mood of the amounts of cocoa powder and methylxanthines found in a 50 g bar of dark chocolate.MethodsIn study 1, participants (n=20) completed a test battery once before and twice… CONTINUE READING
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