Depressive mood is highly dependent on the level of chocolate consumption.
Do you like chocolate too much? It means you're depressed
American researchers have concluded that those with a sweet tooth are more likely to suffer from depression. It turned out that depressed citizens eat an average of 8.4 doses of chocolate per month, while all others eat about 5.4 doses. By doses, we mean portions of chocolate in sweets, chocolates, various fillings, etc. One dose is defined as 28 grams.
But people who experience deep and prolonged depression consume as much as 11.8 doses per month. "Depressed mood is highly dependent on the level of chocolate consumption," said study author Dr. Natalie Rose of the University of California. “Many people consider this delicacy to be an effective mood lifter, although there is no significant scientific evidence for this.”
However, scientists have previously found that chocolate contributes to some release of the hormones of joy endorphins into the blood, but this connection was observed only in women.
Researchers have not yet come to a definitive conclusion about exactly why depressed people eat chocolate. Moreover, the improvement in mood from it is fixed, alas, not always. But from excess fat on the stomach and sides, the mood then deteriorates even more.