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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chocolate And Nobel Prizes Linked In Study

CardioBrief Chocolate And Nobel Prizes Linked In Study

You don't have to be a genius to like chocolate, but geniuses are more likely to eat lots of chocolate, at least according to a new paper published in the august New England Journal of Medicine. Franz Messerli reports a highly significant correlation between a nation's per capita chocolate consumption and the rate at which its citizens win Nobel Prizes. Building on research raising the possibility that the flavanols in chocolate may enhance cognitive performance, Messerli "wondered whether there would be a correlation between a country's level of chocolate consumption and its population's cognitive function." Using More…


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