Do any of these headlines look familiar to you? Need a ‘sweeter’ way to lose muffin top? Eat chocolates! Excellent News: Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight Lose 10% More Weight By Eating Chocolate Every Day…No Joke Chocolate accelerates weight loss: Research claims it lowers cholesterol and aids sleep Many of these headlines ran on websites as well as in magazines and newspapers a few years back. The information made news in more than 20 countries and six languages. It was all based on a study that was conducted by a little-known researcher named “Johannes Bohannon” from the “Institute of Diet and Health”. Here’s the problem: both the name of the researcher and the organization were made up.