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February 7, 2004

Valentine Treat

A chocolate massage may sound like a decadent twist for a Valentine's Day gift, but apparently it's got real health benefits.

According to a study by Dr. Allen Conny, a professor of cancer and leukemia research at Rutgers University in New Jersey, a topical treatment of a substance with caffeine can possibly counteract skin cancer. According to his study, a lotion treated with caffeine actually reduced the amount of skin cancer on laboratory mice.

In addition to the potential medical benefits, she said there are other benefits to cocoa massages, such as the aroma.

Posted by linda at February 7, 2004 9:54 AM

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