According to a health report published by www.sciencedaily.com, researchers at the University of California have found out a fact that people, who are under depression, tend to eat more chocolate. This has brought out a close relation between mood and chocolate.
This was a cross-sectional study that did not prove whether chocolate helped increase or decrease depression. 1000 subjects, who were not taking any antidepressant medication and were not suffering from diabetes or any heart-related disease, were studied by Golomb and her colleagues.
According to www.msnbc.com , the participants were asked about their chocolate eating habits in a particular week and it was found out that both men and women find chocolate as a mood food.
According to Golomb, “the findings did not appear to be explained by a general increase in caffeine, fat, carbohydrate or energy intake, suggesting that our findings are specific to chocolate”. To know the basis of this relation, studies will be carried out in the future. Also, there will be studies to know the effect of chocolate on the amount of depression.
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