Great news for people who love chocolate. A new study shows that chocolate-eating teenagers have less abdominal fat than teenage chocolate eschewers. (Please note I said chocolate-eating teens, not teen-eating chocolates, which is another post I'll write someday.) Abdominal fat is the kind that is most often linked with health issues. The fat on our hips and ass, on the other hand, is A-OK, ladies. Anyway, the scientists don't know why this is, but they're thinking the flavonoids, especially abundant in dark chocolate, might be responsible.
Obviously this study needs to be replicated on adults. About which: Scientists? I'd like to sign up for that study. As far as I'm concerned, this is something I can help you investigate. And while we're at it, let's look at some other foods we used to consider bad for us which might actually benefit us.