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Chocolate - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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So you may have heard in the news that very dark chocolate may help suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Trust me, if it did, I'd be better now.

The tests were conducted by adding brown dye to white chocolate to create a placebo.

Worst. Double-Blind. Trial. EVAR!

Also, while were on the subject of bad science - sample size of 10? Fuck off.
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lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
The tests were conducted by adding brown dye to white chocolate to create a placebo.

That struck me, too. Cos they taste, y'know, identical...
undyingking From: undyingking Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mm, that would have a distinct nocebo effect on me, foul stuff!
damianobf From: damianobf Date: October 2nd, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
obviously there test sample was people who had never had either type of chocolate before... hence it's small size
beckyc From: beckyc Date: October 2nd, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps what they did was feed people huge quantities and watch as they go pinging off the ceiling, then ask them how they felt. If they got them to start tweaking, then they counted it as a success?
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