Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Chocolate a Day to Get Slimmer?

It sounds a bit too good to be true: A new study has found people who eat chocolate more frequently tend to be thinner than those who consume the sweet treat less often.

Does chocolate make you fat? Just the opposite: It appears to make you thin, according to a new study. Jennifer Corbett Dooren has details on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty Images

Researchers asked about 1,000 adults in Southern California how many times a week they ate chocolate along with questions about other types of food and beverages. Body mass index, which is a measure of body fat, was also calculated as part of the study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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