Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the number of Nobel prize winners from a country directly correlates with the countries propensity towards eating chocolate.1 The research highlights the Swiss as having the highest number of Nobel laureates per capita and being the biggest chocolate eaters.
But before you dash out to grab a bar, we have further good news; a boost to your IQ is not the only benefit from a square or three of chocolate. The recently published Chocolate as Medicine describes the history of chocolate use, uncovering many potential health benefits along the way. The authors, Philip Wilson and W Jeffrey Hurst, both work in the famous chocolate town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and use their expertise to provide insights and anecdotes about the use of chocolate. Packed with information and photographs, we would recommend having your favourite bar handy while reading this book, as it is certain to increase your cravings!
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1. Messerli FH, N Engl J Med (2012) 367, 1562-1564.