(fwd) Re: is fat in chocolate bars harmful??

Doug Skrecky (oberon@vcn.bc.ca)
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 00:30:16 -0800 (PST)

From: oberon@vcn.bc.ca (Doug Skrecky)
Newsgroups: alt.health,misc.health.alternative,sci.life-extension,alt.folklore.herbs,sci.med.nutrition

jmh (jhm@n2.net) wrote:
: could someone please post or email me if there have been any studies on the
: health benefits or dangers of commercial chocolate. So many people eat
: chocolate yet not much is mentioned about the health aspect. thanks much in
: advance.

Chocolate fat or cocoa butter has no effects on cholesterol. (Metabolism 42(1): 121-129 1993) Looks pretty harmless, unless dairy butter is added as with belgian chocolates.