Dark chocolate has been known to slow the progression of epilepsy, which is a common side effect of medications used to treat the disease.
The chocolate has also been found to reduce seizures in people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy.
But it’s been difficult to find a scientific study that has looked at its impact on epilepsy.
Now, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found evidence that dark chocolate can have similar effects on epilepsy as prescribed medication.
Researchers have studied the effects of dark chocolate in people with epilepsy using a computer model, and found that it has anti-epileptic effects that are comparable to the medications prescribed for epilepsy.
Researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University found that the anti-seizure effects of chocolate were similar to those that are produced when people take an anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
The researchers also found that a dose of dark chocolates, or cocoa powder, had similar effects to that of the medications they used to control epilepsy.
The research, published online Thursday in the journal PLoS ONE, could help to provide some answers to the question, “Can dark chocolate have similar epileptic effects as prescribed medications?”
Researchers tested chocolate in 20 patients who had received anti-para-convulsants such as tramadol and fluoxetine, and also 20 people who had been treated with antipsychotics.
The study participants were asked to eat the same amount of chocolate as they would eat a typical meal of four ounces of white chocolate, three ounces of dark brown chocolate, and one ounce of dark red chocolate, according to a news release from the NIH.
The subjects then received the medications.
For each treatment, researchers added one milligram of caffeine per milligrain of chocolate.
They then added the same number of milligrams of dark cocoa powder per millicent of the coffee powder.
The group that was given coffee powder also received the drugs.
The people who ate chocolate did not experience the seizure-reducing effects of the drugs prescribed to treat epilepsy.
They also did not get the anticonvulsant effects of drugs prescribed for seizure disorders such as epilepsy.
A study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the effects that caffeine and cocoa powder have on the brain and found similar effects.
In addition to epilepsy, the researchers also looked at a number of other conditions that have been linked to the use of drugs that inhibit the brain’s natural chemicals that produce neurotransmitters.
For example, cocaine can inhibit the enzyme GABA, which plays a role in inhibiting seizures, according the release.
In the same study, researchers looked at how the effects on the neurons of mice could be related to how much the drug affects neurons.
For instance, when the brain of a mouse is exposed to the drug, it produces less GABA.
When the drug is given to a mouse, the amount of GABA is greater.