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Chocolate eaters have a lower BMI

Posted at 6:36 AM, Mar 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-27 06:37:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Chocoholics now have reason to rejoice, a new study out of the University of California, San Diego found that those who ate chocolate on a regular basis had a lower body mass index, or BMI.

Researchers followed two groups, one that ate chocolate, one that didn’t. They found the lower BMI group, the one that did eat chocolate, didn’t even eat fewer calories or exercise more than their heavier counterparts.

It seems chocolate posses properties that actually increase your metabolism and that may offset the calories consumed.

Despite the sweet news, the head researcher in that study warns that doesn’t mean you can binge on chocolate.

You can find more on the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.