Tag Archives: Cocoa Flavanols

Dietary Flavanols (Cocoa Drinks) Improve Cognition in Older Adults? (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Further research has been published indicating that drinking cocoa might help to preserve brain function. A recent small US study indicates that consumption of a specially formulated cocoa-based drink, high in flavanols, makes older people slightly faster (but no … Continue reading

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Cocoa Flavanols Help Prevent Memory Decline? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Another small study indicates that drinking cocoa regularly may help people with impaired blood flow to the brain preserve or improve their memories and brain function. This recent study involved 60 elderly people (with an average age of 73) without dementia . Ultrasound tests before the research indicated that … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Hypertension

[A version of this collection appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here is a … Continue reading

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The Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary A new study suggests that regular consumption of cocoa flavanol might improve cognitive function in older … Continue reading

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