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Tests of cocoa substance as a cough suppressant

A substance called theobromine found in cocoa was tested for its ability to suppress coughing. It was found that theobromine was three times more effective than a placebo in preventing coughing and codeine was only slightly effective. The compound works by suppressing the vagus nerve activity and has no side effects unlike many cough medicines which cause drowsiness.

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Date: 23 November 2004

Source: News From Russia


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