There’s a job I’d like:
SCIENTISTS in Britain are looking for women willing to eat chocolate every day for a year – all in the name of medical science.
Researchers at the University of East Anglia and a hospital in Norwich, eastern England are trying to find out whether chocolate can cut the risk of heart disease and need 40 women to step forward and help.
Most of the women will have to eat two bars of “super-strength chocolate specially formulated by Belgian chocolatiers” daily for one year and undergo several tests to measure how healthy their hearts are.
The others will have to eat regular chocolate as a placebo.
Heck, I can live with that! I was ready to look up phone numbers and was wondering if they’d take someone in Canada, when the newspaper had to ruin an otherwise splendid start to yet another rainy day.
One possible catch, for chocolate fans spotting an opportunity: volunteers for the research should be menopausal but aged under 75 and have type two diabetes.
Andrea adds: Don’t let the fine print hold you back, Brigitte. I’ve been experimenting for some years now. What I’ve learned: Succumbing to the three o’clock urge for chocolate leads to a severe sugar spike, guilty feelings and extra time at the gym. The result is similar when I substitute ice cream and/or frozen yoghurt. Many areas of inquiry remain: Baked goods? Candy? I just don’t know. The science continues.by