Will Chocolate Help You Win a Nobel Prize?




That was the question posed to me by WCBS after this study came out in the New England Journal of Medicine. Honestly I think this study shows the editors and the author of the study have a great sense of humor. It is a simple correlational study comparing the number of Nobel Prize winners in a country to the amount of chocolate eaten per capita per year. I think with the wording of the conclusion “Chocolate consumption enhances cognitive function, which is a sine qua non for winning the Nobel Prize, and it closely correlates with the number of Nobel laureates in each country.” The author seems to acknowledge he is having fun.

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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