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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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Protein Involved in Old-Age Memory Loss? (BBC News / Science Translational Medicine)

Summary US researchers working with the donated brains of eight dead people and also performing experiments on mice have discovered indications that low levels of a protein in the brain (called RbAp48) may be responsible for memory loss. This discovery might, one day, lead to treatments … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals

[A version of the first item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces informative appraisals of recent developments concerning elderly care … Continue reading

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