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Cocoa

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Chocolate - BluePages

Cocoa contains natural products found in plants. These products may have psychological benefits when consumed.

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Caffeine - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Caffeine is found in the seeds, nuts and leaves of plants, including: Coffea Arabica; Camelia sinensis; Cola acuminate; Theobroma cacao; Paulinia cupana.

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Heart Foundation Position Statement: Antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular health | Nutrition Australia

In 2009 the Heart Foundation, along with an expert working group, reviewed the latest scientific evidence relating to fruit and vegetables; tea; coffee; cocoa and chocolate; red wine; and vitamin supplements.

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Caffeine

Caffeine is a naturally occurring compound found in the leaves and fruits of certain plants. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, cocoa, cola soft drinks and energy drinks. It may also be found in chocolate bars, energy bars and some over-the-counter medications, such as cough syrup and slimming tablets.

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In a spot of bother about enjoying chocolate? - All About Acne

The All About Acne team are a group of health and medical experts who have an interest in the management of acne. They include several dermatologists, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist and a cosmetic medical practitioner. These people donate their time and expertise in order to provide the most up-to-date, practical and relevant information on acne-related matters. All dermatologists on the All About Acne team are Fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

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Topical preparations for preventing stretch marks in pregnancy | Cochrane

Stretch marks commonly develop during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester. They affect 50% to 90% of women. They appear as red lines or streaks that fade slowly after the pregnancy to leave pale lines on the skin. The abdomen, breasts and thighs are most often affected. They do not disappear entirely, therefore any treatment which prevents them would be welcomed by many women. In this review, we identified randomised controlled trials and quasi-randomised controlled trials that compared topical creams, lotions and ointments containing active ingredients with placebo or no treatment, and topical preparations with active ingredients versus other topical preparations.

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GP Q/A: What are antioxidants and why are they good for you? | myVMC

Resident expert, Dr. Joe Kosterich, General Practitioner and Editorial Advisory Board Member of myVMC, answers a reader's question about antioxidants.

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Depression and Sleep - OnTrack

OnTrack offers online psychology services such as free online treatment programs, information and facts about mental and physical health, information and advice on where to get help and access to quizzes with immediate feedback.

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Iron intake for vegetarians - myDr.com.au

Iron deficiency can be a nutritional problem for vegetarians, especially women. Find out about iron in food and how to enhance your iron absorption.

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Label reading

This fact sheet gives you guidance on understanding how to read nutrition information panels to help you identify healthy choices.

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