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.
White chocolate? Sounds like a sham to me!ReplyDelete
Sounds like more quality research from the "cell phones cause cancer" people. Rush inconclusive poorly studied results to attract lay press attention, and use a common food as bait.ReplyDelete
I'm thinking this is going to be like a chocolate milk vs. yoohoo study =)ReplyDelete
wht next cold chocolate vs hot chocolate study... get a life :PReplyDelete
shashi...I was just thinking that.ReplyDelete
My son heard this on the radio and used it as evidence that he needs more chocolate in his diet. LOL.ReplyDelete
shashi: I think it all depends on how powerful the chocolate lobby is....ReplyDelete
Grumpy -- Some of the cell phones cause cancer papers are actually pretty well done, FWIW.ReplyDelete
I read this article and sent it to all my friends because I would like it o be true, but I do not understand how the study group was selected- maybe the only people who fess up to eating lots of chocolate are relatively healthy and normal weight...and maybe people who scarf down 12 bars a day are embarrassed and lie. Also maybe some people die early and are not in the statistics...no matter what they eat.ReplyDelete
Perhaps chocolate vs. a different yummy food? Chocolate vs. bacon? Man, wouldn't that be a tough one to choose between?ReplyDelete