Beatrice Golomb

Those relishing a chocolate at the slightest available opportunity can get themselves weighed to decide the validity of this report. A team from UC San Diego has disclosed that those who consume chocolates on a regular basis may be thinner than their counterparts not eating the same.

This article could bust the myth that chocolates fuel obesity. According to the investigators, moderate intake of chocolates may act neutrally towards the body. Supposedly, modest amounts of chocolate led to reduced fat deposits and balanced the additional calories in individuals.

“Our findings appear to add to a body of information suggesting that the composition of calories, not just the number of them, matters for determining their ultimate impact on weight. In the case of chocolate, this is good news –both for those who have a regular chocolate habit, and those who may wish to start one,” cited Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

For the analysis, nearly 1000 adult women and men had their weights and heights measured. The outcomes showed that individuals who consumed chocolate for higher number of days in a week were apparently thinner. This was not the case with people not eating chocolate that often.

Though there were no significant drops in weight, the cumulative effect on body mass was noteworthy. This finding was independent of other factors like exercise and high calorie consumption. The article is published in the March 26 issue of the journal, Archives of Internal Medicine.