The Skinny on Chocolate

Published 03/27 2012 01:34PM

Updated 03/27 2012 02:46PM

The secret to staying slim may involve eating a lot of chocolate!  That's according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

   Researchers say it appears chocolate has an effect on the metabolic system.
  In an observational study of about a thousand adults those who ate chocolate more frequently had a lower body mass index.
   The effect remained even after exercise and diet were taken into account.
   Researchers say-they need to do more studies-
    And don't recommend over doing it on chocolate just yet.

   Erika Edwards will have more on this study in tonight's Healthbeat Report on Live at 5.

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