Chocolate Makes You Thin?

It’s every woman’s dream: could chocolate, the substance that cures everything from PMS to heartbreak, also make you skinnier? If true, there’s got to be a catch, right? Here’s the skinny: Dr. Beatrice Golomb, associate professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego, has published a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine linking regular chocolate consumption with a lower body mass index, or BMI. Golomb and her team surveyed 1,018 men and women aged 20 to 85 years old about their weekly food intake. Those who reported that they ate chocolate more frequently had lower BMIs. Even more surprisingly, the lower BMI group did not report eating fewer calories or exercising more than their heavier counterparts in the study. ‘That does not mean that you can eat unbounded amounts of chocolate,’ Golomb says.” w/ photo

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