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NEW YORK (AP) – Do you get a charge out of chocolate? New research suggests candy companies may be able to make lower fat versions of the tasty treat with a little electrical trick.

By running liquid chocolate through an electric field, researchers were able to make it flow more easily. And that means it doesn’t need so much fat.

Cutting the fat in chocolate has been a much-studied challenge in the industry. The new approach was described Monday by researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia.

They were able to reduce the fat by about 10 percent.

They describe their work in a paper released by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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