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Nobel Prize + Chocolate Consumption Case Studies

July 30th, 2013 by Rosa

Remember last year when someone discovered that a nation’s chocolate consumption correlated with Nobel Prize winning? Nature, the scientific journal, has followed up with some tongue-in-cheek interviews of Nobel Prize winners about their chocolate consumption:

“We surveyed 23 male winners of the Nobel prize in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and economics. Ten (43%) reported eating chocolate more than twice a week, compared with only 25%of 237 well-educated age- and sex-matched controls (P = 0.05; see B. A. Golomb et al. Arch. Intern. Med. 172, 519–521; 2012). Three proffered that their chocolate consumption had indeed contributed to their Nobel prize, but most disavowed any link. Two attested that they had won the prize in spite of their chocolate habits (see also ‘Nobel laureates on chocolate’ andgo.nature.com/copuha).”

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