Cocoa flavanols linked to improved memory in seniors

October 27, 2014 8:08 AM

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Cocoa flavanols linked to improved memory in seniors

According to the research team, including senior author Dr. Scott Small, memory decline starts in early adulthood, although it does not become highly noticeable until we reach our 50s or 60s - when it becomes known as age-related memory decline.

Past studies have suggested that this form of memory decline may stem from changes in the function of a brain region known as the dentate gyrus, but proving the association to be causal has been a challenge for researchers.

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