Articles tagged with "Myths"


  • Chocolate Weightloss

    Eat Chocolate = Lose Weight? Spoiler: April Fools

    Taken From Gizomodo I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. John Bohannon 5/27/15 4:23pm “Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on television news shows. It appeared in glossy print, most recently in the June issue of Shape magazine (“Why You Must Eat Chocolate Daily,” page 128). Not only does chocolate accelerate weight loss, the study found, but it leads to healthier cholesterol levels and overall increased well-being. The Bild story quotes the study’s lead author, Johannes Bohannon, Ph.D., research director of the Read More

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