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    Eating lots of chocolate helps people stay thin, study finds



    (CBS News) What's the best way to stay thin? A new study finds it's exercising and eating a healthy diet full of - chocolate?

    The study found that people who frequently ate chocolate had a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who didn't.


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    People will believe anything. Sounds just like eat desert for breakfast soundbyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiercehunter View Post
    People will believe anything. Sounds just like eat desert for breakfast soundbyte.
    That's what I had for breakfast yesterday. And dessert is spelled with two S's. Anyway, if you had actually read the article you would have learned that they ate the chocolate on average about twice a week.

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    I think this study merely tells us that fatter people are less willing to admit in a questionnaire that they eat lots of chocolate.

    I enjoy dark chocolate in moderation. Milk chocolate and chocolate candy bars aren't even food.
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    oh sweet, another uncontrolled observational study suggesting a correlation based on people self-reporting food intake. only this one pleases us. hooray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    oh sweet, another uncontrolled observational study suggesting a correlation based on people self-reporting food intake. only this one pleases us. hooray.
    Lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    oh sweet, another uncontrolled observational study suggesting a correlation based on people self-reporting food intake. only this one pleases us. hooray.
    Hearing the story on the radio today made me want to rip my hair out. Come to think of it, there could be a headline there: "brainless reporting of correlation studies causes rapid hair loss in NPR listeners!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
    Hearing the story on the radio today made me want to rip my hair out. Come to think of it, there could be a headline there: "brainless reporting of correlation studies causes rapid hair loss in NPR listeners!"
    You are too funny.

    Responsible reporting is an oxymoron these days. There is no such thing anymore.

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    Chocolate in the morning
    Chocolate in the evening
    Chocolate at suppertime
    When chocolate is your diet
    You can eat chocolate any time
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    I can't see anything more there than a correlation and a guess.

    But the more frequent chocolate-eaters had smaller BMIs, a ratio of height and weight that's used to measure obesity.

    What explains the effect? ...
    Then we get the guess.

    Well, here's another: maybe it's just that people who don't grab some chocolate occasionally grab something else -- snack cakes? coke? -- instead. Maybe it's what you don't eat.

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