A survey-based study looking at chocolate consumption and depression finds that people who eat dark chocolate are less likely to report depressive symptoms. What do these findings mean, and can we trust them? Over the years, chocolate has been the focus of a great deal of research. Thanks to its flavor and texture, chocolate is a popular food. As a result, a large number of people tend to read and share any studies that investigate its potential health benefits. Overall, its high sugar and fat content make chocolate a snack for people to enjoy in moderation, but consumers and experts are keen to find hidden depths to this silky wonder.  Some health officials say many times people who are depressed eat more chocolate, but are wondering if the chocolate is making people sad.  No conclusive evidence to the latter.

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