Today I came across this article about how the people who eat the most chocolate on a regular basis reduce their relative risk for heart disease by one-third.
Now I am really picky about my chocolate. I don't like dark chocolate. I don't like milk chocolate in bar form. I don't like chocolate chips. I don't like chocolate ice cream. I do like brownies and chocolate cake as long as it's not too rich or decadent.
But now clearly I need to increase my chocolate intake. I need to have a chocolate bar with every meal. And chocolate milk as my drink. Then a chocolate cake for dessert. Then I need to buy an Oompa Loompa.
"...the studies reviewed in this report were observational -- that is, they looked at data based on what people ate. Clinical trials, where chocolate is pitted against a placebo, are needed to see if the effect of chocolate is real, Fonarow said."
I am honestly curious about how they're going to do a trial of chocolate vs. a placebo. And if so, I really, really wouldn't want to be one of the people eating the sham chocolate.