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Research: Depressives eat more chocolate


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I kid you not. This was a real research study.

From our own MentalHelp.net website:

Depression Linked to Increased Chocolate Consumption

MONDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- People who are depressed really do appear to eat more chocolate than those who are not depressed, though it is unclear whether there is a causal link, according to a study in the April 26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Rest of article here.

Well... um... duh.


Chocolate has bona fide anti-depressant properties. Don't they think we've discovered that by now? We may be depressed but we're not stupid. :)

Who funds this kind of research???

Must be Cadbury. Or Nestle.


As an aside: Regulatory bodies should really think about putting a black box warning on chocolate wrappers. It causes weight gain to rival that of atypical anti-psychotics (as well as some anti-depressants) and its side effects also include obesity, an increased risk of diabetes and an increase in serum cholesterol levels. It can be habit-forming. Death By Chocolate is a popular suicide method. As such it has proved ineffective, but this has not deterred mental patients who continue to make frequent attempts, despite previous failures.

I'm on Efexor, Seroquel and Chocolate®. I'm not winning. :P

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