Regular Chocolate Eaters are Thinner, Study Says

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM EDT

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Regular Chocolate Eaters are Thinner, Study Says

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM EDT

Regular chocolate consumption might make you thinner?

That's the case, according to a recently published study by researchers from UC San Diego.

According to a news release on the UC San Diego website, researchers found that adults who ate chocolate on more days a week had a lower body mass index than those who ate chocolate less often.

“Our findings appear to add to a body of information suggesting that the composition of calories, not just the number of them, matters for determining their ultimate impact on weight,” said Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego. “In the case of chocolate, this is good news – both for those who have a regular chocolate habit, and those who may wish to start one.”

Read the UC San Diego news release HERE.