Chocolate Could Be Cough Medicine

An ingredient of chocolate could put a stop to persistent coughs and lead to new, more effective cough medicines, research suggests. Scientists found the key ingredient, theobromine, is nearly a third more effective in stopping persistant coughs than the leading medicine codeine. They say it produces fewer side effects than conventional treatment - and would not leave people drowsy. The research, led by Imperial College London, is publshed in FASEB journal.

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