Chocolate 'may help keep people slim'
People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner, new research suggests.
The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 US people that looked at diet, calorie intake and body mass index (BMI) - a measure of obesity.
It found those who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.
Source: BBC News
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Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favour weight loss.
Despite boosting calorie intake, regular chocolate consumption was related to lower BMI in the study.
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Despite being loaded with calories, chocolate contains ingredients that may favour weight loss.
Despite the fact that it is loaded with calories, chocolate contains ingredients that may favour weight loss.
Even though it boosts calorie intake, regular chocolate consumption was related to lower BMI in the study.
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