Theobromine and the pharmacology of cocoa.

@article{Smit2011TheobromineAT,
  title={Theobromine and the pharmacology of cocoa.},
  author={Hendrik Jan Smit},
  journal={Handbook of experimental pharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={200},
  pages={201-34}
}
The effects of theobromine in man are underresearched, possibly owing to the assumption that it is behaviourally inert. Toxicology research in animals may appear to provide alarming results, but these cannot be extrapolated to humans for a number of reasons. Domestic animals and animals used for racing competitions need to be guarded from chocolate and cocoa-containing foods, including foods containing cocoa husks. Research ought to include caffeine as a comparative agent, and underlying… CONTINUE READING

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