In the mid 1970s, psychologist Merrill Elias began tracking the cognitive abilities of more than a thousand people in the state of New York. The goal was fairly specific: to observe the relationship between people's blood pressure and brain performance. And for decades he did just that, eventually expanding the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) to observe other cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, obesity, and smoking. There was never an inkling that his research would lead to any sort of discovery about chocolate.
Habitual chocolate intake has been positively associated with cognitive performance in the study
The chocolate-maker has added two new medley bars to its Dairy Milk range, with ingredients including dark chocolate, fudge pieces, and berries
The company’s biggest market saw a 24.3% slump in sales
Chocolates seem bigger in childhood because our 'hands are smaller', says one chocolate manufacturer
The product can only be bought in bulk, in packets of 60
The project 'incorporated serious maths which were then applied to a fun problem'
The coca extract in the nutritional supplement is said to improve blood circulation
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
The sisters, who were acquitted of fraud charges made against them by Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson,explained what it was like to live with the volatile couple
The TV chef said she did not 'pity' herself after the fraud trial of her and her ex-husband's former personal assistants
Jokes, party hats and useful and not-so-useful goodies, crackers are all part of the Christmas fun. Here’s our pick of the best
Sweet-toothed medical workers are quick to delve into boxes of chocolates
From gourmet festive fare to chocolates with a royal seal of approval, these fine hampers make mouth-watering pressies for foodies
People, I think it’s time we took a long hard look at this tradition, and ourselves