Friday, April 30, 2010

I've Got a Golden Ticket (To Depression)

Scientists at UC San Diego have discovered that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be more depressed than those who only indulge in the occasional nosh. This should come as no surprise to anyone who's ever worked in an office environment, since the middle-aged ladies who screech about their chocolate fiendishness every time they dive into a break room birthday cake are also the ones tho write sad letter to the editor whenever their local papers drop "Kathy" from the comics page. But researchers say they're not sure whether or not chocolate can cause depression. It's possible that depressed people seek out chocolate more than others. It's also possible that chocolate creates a spike in mood, which sparks a feeling of depression after it wears off. Regardless, this study isn't going to stop me. I am a chocolate fiend, y'all! *sob* More details here.