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Results from an independent trial under the umbrella of the COSMOS-trial have been published

Dietary flavanols

Dietary flavanols restore hippocampal-dependent memory in older adults with lower diet quality and habitual flavanol consumption

The results from COSMOS-Web, an independent trial under the umbrella of the COSMOS trial, have been published. COSMOS-Web showed that flavanols work to maintain hippocampal memory and cognitive performance during normal cognitive aging. 

COSMOS-Web is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, studying the effects of flavanols on memory and cognitive aging at scale. The trial was conceived and led by researchers at Columbia University.

Researchers at the University of Reading and Mars Edge are co-authors on the paper. Dr Hagen Schroeter, Chief Science Officer at Mars Edge, and Dr Javier Ottaviani, Director of the Core Laboratory of Mars Edge contributed to the study methodology, including the development of a biomarker analysis tool for dietary flavanol intake. COSMOS-Web is an ancillary study to the COSMOS parent trial. It was in part funded by an investigator-initiated grant from Mars Edge, the National Institutes for Health, and the Nathanial Wharton Fund.

To read more about the results of COSMOS-Web, view the press release issued by Columbia University.