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This study aims to compare the short term effects of consumption of dark chocolate with those of milk chocolate on visual acuity.

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This randomized single masked cross-over trial enrolled 30 participants without pathologic eye disease. Each participant consumed dark or milk chocolate in separate sessions and were tested at the Rosenberg School of Optometry for visual acuity and large and small letter contrast sensitivity. These two parameters were measured 1.75 hours after consumption of dark and milk chocolate bars.

The results showed that small-letter contrast sensitivity was significantly higher after consumption of dark chocolate (P < .001). Large-letter contrast sensitivity was slightly higher after consumption of dark chocolate (P = .07).

Visual acuity improved slightly after consumption of dark chocolate and milk chocolate (P = .05). Composite scores combining results from all tests showed significant improvement after consumption of dark compared with milk chocolate (P < .001).

 

Finally, the authors concluded that contrast sensitivity and visual acuity were significantly higher 2 hours after consumption of a dark chocolate bar compared with a milk chocolate bar.

 

Rabin JC, Karunathilake N, Patrizi K, Effects of Milk vs Dark Chocolate Consumption on Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity Within 2 Hours: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr 26.

 

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