Tag Archives: Vascular Damage

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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Hypertension, Vascular Damage and Cognitive Impairment

Abstract This study explores links between hypertension, vascular damage, and cognitive impairment, with attention being paid in particular to the decline in memory and executive functions as displayed by a cohort of hypertensive patients. A progressive impairment of the executive … Continue reading

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