A New "Chocolate is Good for You" Study

Kate Sullivan, Allure magazine

A new study has found that eating chocolate regularly is linked to a lower B.M.I.
Approximately 1,000 adults, who exercised an average of three times a week and ate chocolate an average of twice a week, were tracked. Those who ate chocolate most frequently-even if it meant eating more calories overall-typically weighed five-to-seven pounds less than their peers. Wowza. (Need further proof that this is real: Cindy Crawford told us she eats chocolate every day.) The study is one of the first to look at chocolate and weight, but it's one of many that link chocolate to good health: It's been found to regulate insulin and lower blood pressure; it gives you energy; and we've all heard (or felt) that it makes dieters feel less deprived.

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But as much as I'm glad this is being studied so that all things delicious aren't labeled bad health boogeymen, I wonder if these studies are having any real-life impact on diets. Who is this game-changing for? Maybe I'm being pessimistic when I say this: Anyone super-happy to hear that yet another study has found that chocolate is good for you probably eats too much chocolate.

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What do you think of this new study?

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