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su-texas

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Recently, I read that milk (calcium?) blocks the beneficial effects of chocolate (polyphenols?).

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Rich Andrews

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> Recently, I read that milk (calcium?) blocks the beneficial effects of chocolate (polyphenols?).
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> Susan, Su_Texas my opinions
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Where did you read that?!?

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Rich Andrews

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> Recently, I read that milk (calcium?) blocks the beneficial effects of chocolate (polyphenols?).
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> ???
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> Susan, Su_Texas my opinions
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FWIW, I found this article.

http://www.ivillage.com/food/celebrate/vday/articles/0,,240591_49102,00.html?arrivalSA=1&cobrandRef-
=0&arrival_freqCap=2

"...What is still not known is whether the polyphenols in chocolate can be absorbed by the body.
Those studies are still preliminary and ongoing...."

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Rich Shewmaker

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> Recently, I read that milk (calcium?) blocks the beneficial effects of chocolate (polyphenols?).
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> ???
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> Susan, Su_Texas my opinions
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Actually, it's the other way around. Chocolate contains a substance, phytic acid, that somewhat
inhibits the absorption of calcium. So, chocolate milk is less nutritious than plain, especially for
children, who need high calcium intake for the development of bones and teeth.

--Rich