Dark Chocolate Reduces Depression Symptoms, Another Link Found

A recent study from University College London (UCL), UK, finds another link between dark chocolate consumption and fewer depression symptoms.Dark Chocolate Reduces Depression Symptoms, Another Link Found

To conduct the study, a team of researchers took data from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on 13,626 participants aged 20 and over.

They assessed depressive symptoms with the help of the Patient Health Questionnaire. Information on chocolate consumption came from two 24-hour dietary recalls. The scientists took the first one in a face-to-face interview and the second through a telephone interview 3–10 days later.

Having completed analysis, the authors of the study concluded: “Individuals who reported any dark chocolate consumption had 70% lower odds of reporting clinically relevant depressive symptoms than those who did not report any chocolate consumption.”

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