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Chocolate Consumption Linked to Higher Chances of Winning Nobel Prize

by Kathy Jones on October 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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 Chocolate Consumption Linked to Higher Chances of Winning Nobel Prize

An unusual study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that a country's chances of one of its citizens winning the Nobel Prize was linked with its chocolate consumption after it found that Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, three of the biggest chocolate consumers, also boasting of most number of Nobel laureates.

The study was authored by Dr Franz Messerli, from St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University in New York, who said that one of the reasons could be because chocolates are a rich source of flavanols which can slow down mental decline linked with aging.

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Dr Messerli also came up with a minimum amount of chocolate every citizen must eat to increase the chances of a Nobel laureate coming from his country, saying that the effective dose was 14 ounces per person per year.

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