Chocolate cures cough, but will it help the smoking pigs?
Researchers at the Imperial College London found that theobromine, a chemical commonly found in cocoa, may help patients with a persistent cough. Theobromine works by suppressing vagus nerve activity, which is responsible for causing coughing. A 2004 study in FASEB journal found that the concentration of capsaicin (a chemical a substance used in clinical research to cause coughing) required to produce a cough in those people given theobromine was around one third higher when compared with the group receiving a placebo.
The team also discovered that unlike standard cough treatments, theobromine caused no adverse effects on either the cardiovascular or central nervous systems.
This is great news for us humans, but I wonder, is it in time to help the smoking pigs?
Happy April Fool’s day, everyone.