HEALTHY LIVING
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The Bacteria That's Behind Your Chocolate Cravings

If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that's because maybe it is.

A small study links the type of bacteria living in people's digestive system to a desire for chocolate. Everyone has a vast community of microbes in their guts. But people who crave daily chocolate show signs of having different colonies of bacteria than people who are immune to chocolate's allure.