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Drug slang A regional street term for any dark abuse substance—opium, amphetamine, marijuana
Nutrition A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol; 1/3 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which increases cholesterol

chocolate

A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol;13 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which ↑ cholesterol. See Chocolate craving, Cf Carob Drug slang A regional street term for opium; amphetamine; marijuana.

chocolate

a medium-brown (milk chocolate) coat color of cats seen on the extremities of chocolate-pointed Siamese and Colorpoints and, uncommonly, as a variety of Burmese.

Patient discussion about chocolate

Q. Is it possible to be addicted to chocolate? I love chocolate and eat at least a bar a day. Does this mean I am addicted to it?

A. few of my friends are addicted to dark chocolate, the really dark once. But I do believe its easy to quit (if you can resist that good taste), one of my friend eat dark chocolate just to help her fall asleep, which is very weird. But after she cured her sleeping problem she stopped eating.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

Q. What is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints…? Hi, I am a chocolate lover and wanted to know what is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints….?

A. i love chocolate. i especially like dark, concentrated chocolates. so i looked it up to find some medical info about it. i encountered this article in pubmed:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121490920/PDFSTART

i'm not sure you'll have access to it but it generally gives a list of beneficial virtues of chocolate- increase cell survival and such . but all this experiments done on rats and with a great amount of chocolate.

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Our research indicates that consumers in India believe chocolate to be beneficial and convenient seemingly the key reasons behind the growth of the country's chocolate confectionery market both in value and volume, Mogelonsky said.
Product Coverage: Bagged Selflines/Softlines, Boxed Assortments, Chocolate with Toys, Countlines, Other Chocolate Confectionery, Seasonal Chocolate, Tablets.
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The Commission identified competition concerns within chocolate confectionery in Poland and Romania, where the combined market share of Kraft-Cadbury is particularly high and their brands are competing closely.
In turn, Kraft sells chocolate confectionery in various formats throughout the European Economic Area under a range of international brands: Milka, Cote d'Or, Toblerone, Suchard and certain local brands.
As in many other food categories, a notable trend towards indulgent treats in chocolate confectionery is emerging.
Although chocolate confectionery continued to perform strongly, per capita consumption was still far below the rates in developed markets.
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Global Chocolate Confectionery industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2010-14, and forecast to 2019).
UKPRwire, Wed Feb 11 2015] Chocolate Confectionery in Indonesia by Mintel Market Sizes provides you with annual year-end market size data, most recently updated in 2014.
chocolate confectionery market grew 19 percent between 2007 and 2012 - during the Great Recession and subsequent economic downturn - states "Chocolate Confectionery - US," an April report from global market research firm Mintel.