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Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates

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  • Franz H. Messerli, M.D.

Chocolate consumption could hypothetically improve cognitive function not only in individuals but in whole populations. Could there be a correlation between a country's level of chocolate consumption and its total number of Nobel laureates per capita?

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Funding and Disclosures

Disclosure forms provided by the authors are available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.

This article was published on October 10, 2012, at NEJM.org.

Dr. Messerli reports regular daily chocolate consumption, mostly but not exclusively in the form of Lindt's dark varieties.

Author Affiliations

From St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University, New York.

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