body - - boosting chocolate could soon be on the menu, as us scientists have unlocked the genetic code of the cocoa bean. they hope this information can now be used to tweak chocolate, increasing levels of the active compound flavonol to help fight high blood pressure and heart disease. the chemical in cocoa could soon be turned into a medicine for a persistent cough uk researchers claim. scientists are carrying out the final trials of a drug that contains theobromine, an ingredient found in chocolate and cocoa. so anyone needing an excuse to tuck in then this is it. if you dont like chocolate can i have yours please.