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Chemistry Professor Shares Benefits of Chocolate at Weeks Library in Greenland

Submitted by on July 7, 2017 – 8:40 pm

Professor Mike Cross

There’s little doubt that chocolate is a delicious treat and typically seen as a guilty pleasure but did you know that chocolate can also be healthy?

According to Professor of Chemistry Mike Cross at the Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Haverhill and Lawrence, MA chocolate might just be the “perfect indulgence.”

With high quality versions of chocolate carrying over 500+ natural chemicals and more antioxidants then a bowl of blueberries … chocolate can increase feelings of well-being, reduce high blood pressure, relax blood vessels and more, says Cross.

In a free presentation called “Chocolate, The Perfect Indulgence,” Professor Cross will share his knowledge as both a chemist and a passionate lover of chocolate at Weeks Public Library, 36 Post Rd, Greenland, NH on Wednesday, July 26 from 7 to 8 pm.

Cross holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA.

His presentation is supported by the NECC’s Speakers’ Bureau. For more information on the college’s Speakers’ Bureau visit,, call 978 556-3862 or email

For additional information on the July 26 presentation, contact the library, 603 436-8548.