Aug 8, 2019
Cmon’ get happy by biting off a few squares of bittersweet chocolate. A British study just published in the journal Depression and Anxiety makes that delicious suggestion.
The study looked at more than 13,600 Americans and analyzed their chocolate consumption and their likelihood of reporting depressive feelings. Individuals who reported eating any dark chocolate were 70% less likely to report feeling down. Even those who ate an abundance of milk chocolate benefitted.
The next time you anticipate a “downer derby” or find yourself in the midst of one, pull out those dark chocolate bars and enjoy.
Sarah E. Jackson, Lee Smith, Joseph Firth, Igor Grabovac, Pinar Soysal, Ai Koyanagi, Liang Hu, Brendon Stubbs, Jacopo Demurtas, Nicola Veronese, Xiangzhu Zhu, Lin Yang. Is there a relationship between chocolate consumption and symptoms of depression? A cross‐sectional survey of 13,626 US adults. Depression and Anxiety, 2019; DOI: 10.1002/da.22950
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