Friday, July 02, 2010

Chocolate may cause depression

Chocolate may cause depression | Psych Central News

The article is more detailed than the heading. The heading alone would make one think that Chocolate is the cause of depression, when it is more likely that chocolate is just a comfort food that depressed people turn to.

It could be that the body wants a certain amount of good feeling in it, and if it's not getting it then it may cause cravings for a food that does provide that. Chocolate just happens to be that food. The more depressed you are, the more you need to chocolate.

Studies like this are interesting, but when the results can be interpreted in different ways you have to take them with a grain of salt.   All we really know is that depressed people are eating chocolate.  Why is open for interpretation.