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Is Chocolate an Aphrodisiac?

Some doctors at the New York State Psychiatric Institute first kicked around the idea of chocolate as an aphrodisiac in the early 1980s. Donald F. Klein and Michael R. Liebowitz suggested that when someone’s in love, his or her brain produces a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA acts a lot like amphetamines in the brain, triggering a […]