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#23820 - 10/13/07 04:19 AM Scientists explain chocolate cravings
Amaranth Rose II Offline

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" WASHINGTON - If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that's because maybe it is.

A small study links the type of bacteria living in people's digestive system to a desire for chocolate. Everyone has a vast community of microbes in their guts. But people who crave daily chocolate show signs of having different colonies of bacteria than people who are immune to chocolate's allure."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071012/ap_on_he_me/diet_chocolate_craving

I suspect this may be one way of saying, "It's not all in your head".
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#23823 - 10/13/07 07:30 PM Re: Scientists explain chocolate cravings [Re: Amaranth Rose II]
Tim Offline
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And its a good thing we have a sub-conscious desire for chocolate. Well sub-conscious in the sense that it is below the brain, but in the digestive system.

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#23835 - 10/14/07 09:40 PM Re: Scientists explain chocolate cravings [Re: Tim]
Socrates2007 Offline
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"Still to be determined is if the bacteria cause the craving, or if early in life people's diets changed the bacteria, which then reinforced food choices."

Tim, you are making a link that probably doesn't exist.

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