Before you put on your Captain Obvious Hat, it's not just that human skeletons can spare a few more kilos before they transit from Kate Moss to Susan Boyle (both sucky endpoints, obviously). A new study suggests that more frequent chocolate consumption was more common amongst people with a lower body mass index (BMI)
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A research letter published in the Archives of Internal Medicine based on a study on 1018 Scottish men and women suggests that people who eat chocolate more frequently may have a lower BMI than those who didn't. While BMI is sometimes controversial as an individual measure, it is widely used when comparing populations.
The study authors were researching an entirely different issue, and caution that a broader randomised study is essential before drawing any conclusions. The lesson you can grab now? A small amount of chocolate every so often may not be a drama.