Depressed People Eat More Chocolate

Love to Eat| People with more depressed symptoms eat more chocolate. This study on chocolate focuses only on a slice in time and doesn’t make any arguments about causality or a progression of eating more chocolate as symptoms increase. What the study confirms is a positive correlation between chocolate consumption and mood. 

People with the highest levels of depression had 12 servings of chocolate monthly; those with lesser depression ate 8 servings; and those with no servings had 5 servings. 

The findings did not appear to be explained by a general increase in caffeine, fat, carbohydrate or energy intake, suggesting that the findings were specific to chocolate. There was also no difference in the consumption of other antioxidant-rich foods, such as fish, coffee, fruits and vegetables between those with depression and those without. via Science Daily