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Posted on Mar 27, 2012
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This could be a particularly rich example of how scientific study results can be read in seemingly contradictory ways, as what we have here is research that purports to find a possible link between consuming chocolate and staying thin. Could it be that other contributing factors may be at play here?  —KA

BBC:

People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner, new research suggests.

The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 US people that looked at diet, calorie intake and body mass index (BMI)—a measure of obesity.

It found those who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.

Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favour weight loss rather than fat synthesis, scientists believe.

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By Big B, March 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm Link to this comment

It would not surprise me if the chocolate lobby doesn’t fund a study that says their product cures impotance, and keeps you from being hit by meteorites.

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By EmileZ, March 27, 2012 at 10:13 am Link to this comment

Remember kiddos, go for the dark variety if you can.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVg7ztVeeeQ

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