Science says that chocolate doesn’t last long in British hospitals

January 14th, 2014 by Rosa

Every year, the British Journal of Medicine has a special fun Christmas issue – the experiments are real but not as serious as they normally are.

Last years’s Christmas issue had a study on “The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: Covert observational study” with the conclustion that “chocolate survival in a hospital ward was relatively short, and was modelled well by an exponential decay model. Roses chocolates were preferentially consumed to Quality Street chocolates in a ward setting. Chocolates were consumed primarily by healthcare assistants and nurses, followed by doctors. Further practical studies are needed.

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