Is it true that chocolate can cause cancer?

Indonesia
November 17, 2007 7:24am CST
I just got an email forwarded by my friend says about several food that can cause cancer. Chocolate is included on the list... I couldn't believe it.. I eat chocolate almost my whole life.. And sometimes I eat chocolate too much till I dont want to eat it again for few days.. I hope it is not true, because if it is true I have to reduce my chocolate. Nobody wants to get cancer Any of you ever heard about this too?
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@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
16 Jan 08
I don't think so, but chocolate is bad to the person who have a diabetes and it is good to those person who need sugar to our body and malnourished. I love chocolates because of the taste that will last inside my mouth. I love chocolate because it will give a strength while in my work. Sometimes, when I feel stress and bored, I used to eat a chocolate candy to ease my stress feeling and my boredom.
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@Hatley (112955)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Aug 10
aries your knowledge about us diabetes is wrong. we can and eat dark chocolate in modest amounts as its good for you and has very little sugar in it. Also it is not sugar so much as just too many simple carbs, we can even eat some foods with sugar in them as long as we keep our blood glucose where it belongs.
• India
7 Aug 10
yes i have heard that cadmium present in chocolate n cocoa can be carcinogenic... but the chances of that happening is really quite bleak beacuse we have several mechanisms working in each of our cells that prevent the formation of tumours. Today, the air we breathe is full of carcinogens much more potent than Cd in chocolate and yet not everybody gets cancer. so enjoy your chocalates..they have many beneficial chemicals like flavanoids which is good for the heart and brain!
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
I never heard that, but I think if I got the list I will less my eating to the food on the list not my chocolate.
@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
17 Jan 08
It sounds fake, i never trust such stuff that i get in my E-Mail. I know that if there is a slim chanse of it being true it would have been on the news and on the frontpage on almost every magasine.
@youless (66976)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jan 08
I have never heard that eating chocolate will lead to get a cancer. It may be a rumor. Chocolate has many healthy benefits.
• China
19 Nov 07
Well ,I didn't hear about it. Maybe eating too much is not good for your heath, but I don't think it can cause cancer
@Sillychick (3283)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I have never heard of this before. In fact, dark chocolate is actually good for you. However, too much of anything can be bad, so it is probably best to eat it in moderation.
@luvstochat (6917)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I have never heard that althought these days they claim everything casues cancer. They don't know what really causes it so they just keep blaming stuff. I have actually heard that chocolate in moderation is good for you.
@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
I have never heard that chocolate causes cancer until I read your discussion just now. The last I heard they )the scientists) had determined that chcolate was actually really good for you. Dark chocolate is supposed to lower cholestral, my father's doctor told his to eat dark chocolate everday and it has improved his health.