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A discovery about how chocolate is metabolised may be used to treat some forms of obesity.

A small study links the type of bacteria living in people's digestive system to a desire for chocolate. Everyone hosts a vast community of microbes, but people who crave chocolate appear to have different colonies of bacteria than those who are immune to its allure.

That maybe the case for other foods, too. The idea could eventually lead to treatments that alter the composition of trillions of bacteria to combat obesity, said Sunil Kochhar, head of metabolism research at the Nestle...

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