Chocolate and candy lovers rejoice! A new study says people who eat candy and chocolate occasionally tend to weigh less, have a lower BMI [Body Mass Index] and waist circumference and have decreased levels of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. 

This is not be confused with eating candy will help you lose weight according to the study's author Carol O'Neil. She says "this study adds to the evidence base that supports candy's role as an occasional treat within a healthy lifestyle." Click here to read the entire PRNewswire.com article.