This is going to start your day out on a positive note...

Its been discovered people who regularly eat dark chocolate are less likely to be depressed.

Scientists quizzed more than 13,000 people about their chocolate consumption and symptoms of depression. They found volunteers who reported eating any dark chocolate were significantly less likely to report any clinical signs of depression.

However, no such link existed among volunteers who reported eating milk or white chocolate, according to the experts.

The team who did the study admitted it could also be the case that people who are depressed eat less chocolate because their low mood makes them lose interest in eating sweet treats.

The study was published in the journal Depression and Anxiety.

Depression can affect anyone at any age and is fairly common – approximately one in ten people are likely to experience it at some point in their life.

Dr. Jackson said the results provide 'some evidence' that eating chocolate, particularly dark, can reduce the risk of depressive symptoms.

She added:

However, further research is required to clarify the direction of causation. It could be the case depression causes people to lose their interest in eating chocolate.

So while they are furthering their research, you can either grab some chocolate now and see if it makes you feel better, or apply to be a research "subject", which would probably involve FREE CHOCOLATE.

 (Daily Mail)