Chocolate can make you thinner?

March 27, 2012 8:55:26 AM PDT
Chocolate could have a surprising affect on your weight.

Researchers at the University of California-San Diego have found that chocolate can make you thinner.

Those who eat chocolate on a regular basis had a lower body mass index, or BMI.

The results were true even when the lower BMI group ate the same number of calories and got the same amount of exercise as their heavier counterparts.

It seems chocolate's properties to increase metabolism may offset the calories consumed.

But don't over indulge. Researchers warn that moderate chocolate consumption is important.

The study is in the Archives of Internal Medicine.