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7 Vices That Are Actually Good For You (PHOTOS)

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By Daniel Lefferts for Bookish:

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! A new study conducted by The University of California, San Diego suggests that eating chocolate could actually help you lose weight. Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D. and her team surveyed women between the ages of 25 and 80 and found a direct correlation between regular chocolate consumption and lower body mass index (BMI). “The metabolic benefits of chocolate,” Golomb writes in the study, “offset the calories consumed.” Turns out, a number of items formerly pilloried as indulgent, excessive, or just plain unhealthy are back on our healthy-lifestyle radar. From red wine to marijuana, here are seven “bad” things that, in moderation, can be surprisingly good for you.

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