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Study looks at self-control

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In a Case Western Reserve University study, a group of people working on a paperwork assignment - tracing, to be exact - were told that chocolate chip cookies were on hand, but they were not allowed to have any. A second group was allowed to eat the cookies.

The researchers found that the second group stuck to the tracing assignment longer than the first group. Their conclusion, says Self magazine, is that "self-control does take a psychological toll."Our own research team has considered the study and concluded that chocolate chip cookies are beneficial to those who want to work hard.

- Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle