A new 14 year study tells us that catechins, flavonols, and flavones may help curb belly bulge by improving the body's metabolic profile. Fine, terrific, except where do we find these magic elixirs? Wait for it...chocolate. Oh sure, you can get them from apples, pears, tea, and leeks but why would you? Now we can eat fudge and reduce our belly fat all at the same time. That is, if you believe that the science of nutrition, which so often seems to be planning meals for a different species, and has a way of telling us that just about everything is toxic, makes sense.