Those who eat chocolate regularly and exercise tend to have lower body mass index [news]
HEALTHY people who exercise and also eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower body mass index than those who eat chocolate less often. A US survey of a population of more than 1000 adults, published as a research letter in the Archives on Internal Medicine, reinforces the notion that chocolate packs heart healthy benefits, despite its high calorie and sugar content. People in the study reported eating chocolate an average of twice a week and exercising an average of 3.6 times a week. Their average age was 57. Those who said they ate chocolate more often than the norm tended to have a lower ratio of weight over height, a calculation made by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height times two.