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Barbajada (coffee, milk and chocolate): the secret to the Nobel Prize
  1. Francesco Brigo1,2,
  2. Raffaele Nardone2,3
  1. 1Section of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  2. 2Department of Neurology, Franz Tappeiner Hospital, Merano, Italy
  3. 3Department of Neurology, Christian Doppler Klinik, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Francesco Brigo
    Section of Clinical Neurology Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro, Verona 10-37134, Italy; dr.francescobrigo{at}

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Is there any food that may be useful in enhancing intelligence? Recently, a strong correlation was found between national chocolate consumption and the number of Nobel Prizes a country has won.1 Taken seriously, this result suffers from a great deal of ecological bias, but it is nevertheless a convenient excuse for eating more chocolate. Interestingly, the same strong correlation …

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  • Contributors FB designed, drafted and wrote the final manuscript. FB performed the statistical analyses. RN critically revised the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.