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Chocolate-eating men healthier


A long-term Finnish study finds that eating chocolate appears to help men stay healthy into old age.

Researchers at the universities of Oulu and Helsinki kept tracking a group of businessmen since the 1960s, born between 1919 and 1934 and now in their 70s and 80s.

The research team reported in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition out of 1,367 subjects with an average age of 76, 860 reported eating chocolate, 399 other sweets and the rest no sweets at all.

The chocolate eaters had slimmer waists, were less likely to have diabetes and were somewhat better educated than those who ate other types of sweets. They also felt healthier, less depressed and lonely and were more likely to be making plans for the future.


eat chucklit guys! it keeps you smart, happy and ressourceful… 🙂


Strandberg TE, Strandberg AY, Pitkala K, Salomaa VV, Tilvis RS, Miettinen TA.
1Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health Science and General Practice, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 28 February 2007; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602707.

PMID: 17327862 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Written by huehueteotl

March 9, 2007 at 9:59 am

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