Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Drinking Cocoa = Healthy Brains

Here’s more good news for chocolate lovers, according to an article on the BBC website, “A study of 60 elderly people with no dementia found two cups of cocoa a day improved blood flow to the brain in those who had problems to start with.”

My quick questions was “Does increased blood flow = something good?”

Satisfyingly, the answer is “yes.” According to the article, “Those participants whose blood flow improved also did better on memory tests at the end of the study, the journal Neurology reported.”

This study has been pick up by dozens of websites. Here’s a link to the BBC site where I first saw it:

And here’s a link to the Science Daily site if you prefer a site with slightly more scientific gravitas:

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