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Depressed people eat more chocolate


People with depression tend to eat more chocolate than those with fewer depressive symptoms, US researchers have discovered.

They studied more than 1,000 men and women and found those with the highest levels of depression typically ate almost 12 helpings of chocolate per month while those who were happiest only had five servings. The findings were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.


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  • Yes I would personally agree! I am now coming to the end of a long degree course and it has to be a bar a day to keep me motivated. I know when it ends I will no longer need it- I have also experienced depression and can feel that this, for me keeps the wolf from my door!

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  • Oh great, now lardys are going to be able to blame mental illness for being fat as well as their genes, their big bones, their thyroid problem, etc etc etc.

    STOP EATING!!!!!

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  • I can totally agree with that. Every time I get stressed at work - I reach for the chocolate. During some recent family traumas, each time I have sought comfort in chocolate. I have a long history of depression and do find chocolate a comfort in my darker days. I am a professional, intelligent and not obese. I find the previous post very narrow minded and judgemental.

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