SF News – Yes apparently. That is Nobel Prize winners, of course. In fact, Switzerland produces more Nobel Prize winners relative to its population than any other country in the world and the reason is said to be chocolate.
Does chocolate makes Nobel Prize winners? At least that is what a study done by the New England’s Journal of Medicine suggests.
The brief report by the journal says that since winning a Nobel Prize would relate to humans’ cognitive abilities, organic substances found in chocolate, among other foods, can help raise such abilities.
So, the study concludes that nations, in which chocolate consumption is higher than others, can produce more Nobel Prize winners. Switzerland, known internationally for its popular Swiss chocolate, comes at the top of the chart.
“Since chocolate consumption has been documented to improve cognitive function, it seems most likely that in a dose-dependent way, chocolate intake provides the abundant fertile ground needed for the sprouting of Nobel laureates,” suggests the paper released in October, “Obviously, these findings are hypothesis-generating only and will have to be tested in a prospective, randomized trial.”
In total, Swiss have received 25 Nobel Prizes in the past. Also, the Swiss consume 10.7 Kilogram chocolate per capita. That is being the highest in the world.