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D.iet & H.ealth : G.eneral H.ealth Last Updated: Nov 18th, 2006 - 16:57:13

Chocolate milk more powerful than sports drinks?
Nov 18, 2006, 16:49

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A study partially sponsored by the Dairy and Nutrition Council and conducted by Indiana University suggested that chocolate milk works as well as sports drinks such as Gatorade.

The study found that those drinking chocolate milk worked on stationery bicycles more than 50 percent longer than those drinking a carbohydrate drink, an effect similar to that offered by sports drinks like Gatorade.

The story was picked by mainstream news outlets such as Reuters, but natural health advocates such as Dr. J. Mercola, who runs his blog at said on his site that pasteurized milk void of beneficial bacteria and full of damaged proteins due to a process known as pasteurization is harmful to consumers.

A spokeswoman of the Dairy and Nutrition Council admitted, according to Reuters, that the study does not have the final say about the benefit, but the results warranted further studies, Reuters reported.

The results of the current study contradicted what was found in an early study.

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