Friday, October 12, 2012

Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function and Nobel Laureates

It has been a long and hard week. Yesterday, I took the Infectious Diseases Board Examination for re-certification. This is a requirement every 10 years. Effective immediately, I am back to more pleasant distractions, like blogging.

Here is an article worth a perusal, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In brief, the study concludes that chocolate consumption enhances cognitive function and closely correlates with the number of Nobel laureates in each country. This study describes a correlation and by no means assesses individual chocolate consumption, by Nobel Laureates or otherwise, in a dose response fashion. The data are intriguing yet by no means definitive. 

Regardless, I could have used some chocolate yesterday during the Board Examination.

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