It is often thought that chocolate cheers people up but new research from the University of California, San Diego shows that people who regularly eat chocolate are more prone to depression. The researchers studied nearly 1,000 adults comparing their chocolate consumption and their levels of depression. Those who ate the most chocolate - more than six 28g bars a month - had the highest depression scores. It is not known whether depressed people eat chocolate to cheer themselves up or whether there is something in chocolate that makes people depressed.
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