(BBC) — People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner, new research suggests.
The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 U.S. 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.
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Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favour weight loss rather than fat synthesis, scientists believe.