Eat more chocolate and win the Nobel Prize?
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Of all the chocolate research out there, the most unabashed tribute to the "dark gold" has to be a study just published in one of the world's most prestigious medical journals.
Drum roll, please. The higher a country's chocolate consumption, the more Nobel laureates it spawns per capita, according to findings released in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Swiss, of course, lead the pack, closely followed by the Swedes and the Danes. The US is somewhere in the middle and the nation would have to up its cocoa intake by a whopping (125 million kg a year to produce one more laureate, said Franz Messerli, who did the analysis.
"The amount it takes, it's actually quite stunning, you know," said Messerli, who runs the hypertension program at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York.