New Year cold symptoms getting you down? Not to worry, because a leading expert has said chocolate could be a better cure for it than actual cough medicine.
Professor Alyn Morice, head of cardiovascular and respiratory studies at the University of Hull, has done extensive research on the subject and came to the conclusion that “chocolate can calm coughs”.
As he reports to the Mail Online,
“As an independent clinician who has spent years researching the mechanism of cough, I can assure you the evidence is actually as solid a bar of Fruit and Nut.”
“This proves that a new medicine which contains cocoa is better than a standard linctus.
“The head-to-head comparison found that patients taking the chocolate-based medicine had a significant improvement in symptoms within two days.”
And it’s not the first time an expert has put forward this sort of thing, either…
An earlier study from Imperial College London found that theobromine – which is a derivative found in cocoa, is nearly a third more effective in stopping persistent coughs when compared with codeine.
*Immediately runs to Lindt shop*