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Chocolate may keep aging mind sharp
Chocolate may keep aging mind sharp (August 9, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - According to research published in Neurology, chocolate may keep the brain healthy and sharp. Researchers studied 60 dementia-free individuals with an average age of 73. Participants drank two cups of hot chocolate a day for 30 days and then no chocolate at all during the rest of the study. Participants also underwent memory and thinking tests as well an ultrasound to measure blood flow to the brain. Results showed that individuals with impaired blood flow at the outset of the study saw an 8.3% improvement in the amount of blood flow to the brain. As well, those with impaired blood flow significantly improved their scores on a working memory test.