Study shows regular chocolate eaters weigh less

March 27, 2012 3:09:07 PM PDT
It turns out eating chocolate may not be so bad for your waistline. According to a new study by researchers at UC San Diego, people who regularly indulge in dark chocolate typically weigh less than those who don't.

That doesn't mean candy should be used as a weight loss tool, but researchers say it's possible the antioxidants in dark chocolate contribute to better health benefits like lower blood pressure and cholesterol. The study is in the latest edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine.