Chocolate binge not a result of amount on offer

AUSTRALIAN scientists examining the mysterious forces that drive women to eat chocolate have ruled out “snack food exposure” as a factor.

The variety of chocolate and confectionery on offer in nearby shops had no effecton the strength of a woman’s sweet tooth, according to a study of 1000 women from 35 Melbourne neighbourhoods.

Chocolate and lolly consumption was common place, with a majority of women eating chocolate (75%) or confectionery (82%) once a week or less, and up to 5% of women admitting to indulging in chocolate daily, the researchers found.

An audit of local supermarkets

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