“Chocolate consumption could improve cognitive function,” by Alyssa Salela, McKnight’s Senior Living
“Daily intake of cocoa or chocolate could improve cognitive performance, especially in vulnerable populations such as the elderly, according to a recent review of literature on the topic. . . . In the studies examined in the review, flavanols were shown to improve attention, processing speed, working memory and verbal fluency when ingested daily anywhere from five days to three months. The effects were greatest when a person’s memory was beginning to decline or if the person had other mild cognitive impairments.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Finally, the news you chocoholics have been waiting for!