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Submission + - Inhaled Chocolate: Crazy idea or boon to dieters? ( 1

Chienne Folle writes: Harvard professor David Edwards usually works on inhaled medicines, but his latest invention is a way to inhale something that, while regarded by many as a medicine, is technically a food: chocolate. That's right — a Harvard professor wants you to inhale chocolate. The chocolate pieces are too large to get into the lungs but too small to have much in the way of calories, so for those who want the taste without the substance, Dr. Edwards has an inhaler for you.

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Inhaled Chocolate: Crazy idea or boon to dieters?

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  • Calorie-free chocolate may help some, but I think the professor overlooks an important fact: the melting point of chocolate is precisely the same as the temperature of the human mouth. One of the reasons for chocolate's popularity is its texture, and no inhaler can ever give you that.

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