Chocolate can help you stay thin, study shows

March 27, 2012|By Richard Gorelick | The Baltimore Sun

Eating chocolate can make you thin, new study shows.

The article, Association Between More Frequent Chocolate Consumption and Lower Body Mass Index, was published Tuesday in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The full text of the article costs $30 bucks to look at, which you could spend on chocolate instead and start getting in shape for swimsuit season.

The study, which was performed by scientists at the University of California, La Jolla, appears to show that "chocolate consumption shows favorable metabolic associations with blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and cholesterol level."

There is this, though: "Because chocolate is often consumed as a sweet and bears calories,"" the paper states, "there are concerns related to its intake."

I would love to see the peer-review comment that said, "No, Derrrr."

There's more on the study here. (BBC News Health)

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