Chocolate associated with depression


April 26, 2010 2:26:57 PM PDT
If you have ever suspected that chocolate can do something to your mood some researchers say your hunch is right.

A new study in the "Archives of Internal Medicine" says that eating too much of this candy may be associated with higher depression.

Researchers studied more than 900 people and found those with few signs of depression ate chocolate only about five times a month.

But those who screened positive for depression consumed an average of about eight and a half servings, and those with possibly major depression ate 12 servings a month.

The experts say depression may stimulate the craving for chocolate or people may just eat it to feel better.