Immediate effects of chocolate on experimentally induced mood states.

@article{Macht2007ImmediateEO,
  title={Immediate effects of chocolate on experimentally induced mood states.},
  author={Michael Macht and Jochen M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={667-74}
}
In this work two hypotheses were tested: (1) that eating a piece of chocolate immediately affects negative, but not positive or neutral mood, and (2) that this effect is due to palatability. Experiment 1 (48 normal-weight and healthy women and men) examined the effects of eating a piece of chocolate and drinking water on negative, positive and neutral mood states induced by film clips. Eating chocolate reduced negative mood compared to drinking water, whereas no or only marginal effects were… CONTINUE READING