Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chocolate Linked With Depression

According to a study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who feel depressed eat about 55 percent more chocolate than their non-depressed peers. And the more depressed they feel, the more chocolate they tend to eat.

How many times have you all done this?

Read it here.

1 comment:

  1. I eat a sh*t ton of chocolate - often while I am stressed out. I can see why it would be linked with depression.

    What about all the studies discussing serotonin and dopamine release related to the intake of chocolate - particularly dark chocolate? Many of those have results stating that the chemical is released more frequently when a person eats more chocolate, based on chemical analysis.

    It could be that the study you mention above is simply looking at behavioral traits, not biological. A person who is depressed is much more likely to eat items that are deemed 'not good for you' than a non-depressed person. I bet if you looked further into the data, you would find these same people chillin' in front of the boob-tube with a bag of frito's and a half gallon of rocky road... when they are not eating chocolate.