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December 1996 Issue

Healthful Chocolate? Anatomy of a Sound Bite

Chocolate lovers across the country were jumping for joy over the recent news that chocolate contains phenols -the same antioxidant compounds found in red wine and believed to help lower the risk of heart disease. Is this a dream-come-true scenario from Woody Allen's Sleeper? (That's the movie in which Allen finds himself in a future where everything that was once bad for you is now good.) Not quite. There are some crucial caveats.

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