|Title:||Cognitive Health And Cocoa Flavanols|
|Credit:||Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science|
|Release Date:||Jan 06, 2015|
Interview with Dr. Catherine Kwik-Uribe.
Mounting Evidence Demonstrates Improved Cognitive Function From Cocoa Flavanol Consumption
It is normal for cognitive function to slightly deteriorate with age. Memory capacity begins to worsen, along with processing speed and the ability to form long-term memories. Finding a way to defer the onset of these issues becomes increasingly important as life expectancy gets longer and global populations age.
This study, conducted by researchers from Italy’s University of L’Aquila and Mars, Incorporated, reinforces the results of several recent cognitive studies—throwing more light on the important role diet plays in maintaining cognitive health. Dr. Giovambattista Desideri, lead author on the paper, said, “The results of this study are encouraging—they support the idea that diet, and specifically a diet rich in cocoa flavanols, can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health as we age.”