|Chocolate contains antioxidants but is also high in fat and sugar.|
A new research suggests that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner, the BBC reported.
The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 US people that looked at diet, calorie intake and body mass index (BMI). It found those who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.
Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favor weight loss rather than fat synthesis, scientists believe.
And it appears it is how often you eat chocolate that is important, rather than how much of it you eat. The study found no link with quantity consumed.
(China.org.cn April 9, 2012)