Science Questions

Sat, 2nd Oct 2004

Part of the show Skin Diseases and Skin Cancer

Question

asked:

Can you get chocolate and cocoa disorders similar to caffeine disorders?

Answer

Chocolate also has a number of other chemicals like theobromine which can mimic the feelings that you have of warmth and love - similar to the chemicals in your brain when you fall in love. So probably the feelings that you get when you stop eating chocolate are the withdrawal from those sorts of chemical not from the caffeine, and of course the sugar.

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