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Some Paralympic athletes with spinal injuries use a technique called ‘boosting’ to improve their performance. This uses pain or discomfort to make their blood pressure jump higher – even as extreme as intentionally breaking a toe. This triggers autonomic dysreflexia (AD), which can be dangerous, and could even cause a stroke. The technique is banned, and will be monitored by checking blood pressure in people who look unwell.

Paralympic Games 29 Aug – 9 Sept

A recent study seems to show that people that eat chocolate every day lose more weight. But before you go off and stuff your face, this is an early study and there may be other things that the people who eat chocolate also do.

ChocolatePeople who eat chocolate also seem to have fewer strokes.

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