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Impact of Dark Chocolate on Mood Behaviour of Young Women


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1 PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
2 Coimbatore, India
     

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Chocolate has been a household word for over a couple of centuries and has been considered as a favourite treat for people of all ages. It has got a lot of medicinal properties as well which have come forth to the world owing to studies by researchers across the world. To observe how controlled doses of dark chocolate influence mood behavior in young women. The study was conducted in two prominent Indian cities namely Coimbatore and Bangalore. The study population includes women in the age group of 20 to 35years.Sixty(n = 60)young women were screened for study by using initial screening schedule. Of these 22 (n = 22) young women met inclusion criteria were consented to participate in the study. The personal data was obtained from the subjects and then they were administered with Profile of Mood States Questionnaire (POMS) before after the supplementation of dark chocolate.The data analyzed using Chi Square test revealed that there is a significant difference on Fatigue - Inertia (χ = 26. 52**), Vigor -Activity (χ = 9. 97** ), Tension - Anxiety (χ = 26. 49**), Depression - Dejection (χ = 29.45*8), Anger - Hostility (χ = 40. 2**), Conftision - Bewilderment (χ = 15. 45**) after the supplementation of dark chocolate for a period of 5 days. The dark Chocolate had a positive impact on mood behaviour of the subjects.

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Mood Behavior, Dark Chocolate, Young Women.
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E. Kannan
PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
Madhumitha Suresh
PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
T. Jothimani
PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
G. Suresh
Coimbatore, India

Abstract


Chocolate has been a household word for over a couple of centuries and has been considered as a favourite treat for people of all ages. It has got a lot of medicinal properties as well which have come forth to the world owing to studies by researchers across the world. To observe how controlled doses of dark chocolate influence mood behavior in young women. The study was conducted in two prominent Indian cities namely Coimbatore and Bangalore. The study population includes women in the age group of 20 to 35years.Sixty(n = 60)young women were screened for study by using initial screening schedule. Of these 22 (n = 22) young women met inclusion criteria were consented to participate in the study. The personal data was obtained from the subjects and then they were administered with Profile of Mood States Questionnaire (POMS) before after the supplementation of dark chocolate.The data analyzed using Chi Square test revealed that there is a significant difference on Fatigue - Inertia (χ = 26. 52**), Vigor -Activity (χ = 9. 97** ), Tension - Anxiety (χ = 26. 49**), Depression - Dejection (χ = 29.45*8), Anger - Hostility (χ = 40. 2**), Conftision - Bewilderment (χ = 15. 45**) after the supplementation of dark chocolate for a period of 5 days. The dark Chocolate had a positive impact on mood behaviour of the subjects.

Keywords


Mood Behavior, Dark Chocolate, Young Women.