Hot Cocoa May Boost Brain Power, Harvard University Study

Published: Aug 09, 2013

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Scientists at Harvard Medical School suggest drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day may keep the brain healthy and prevent memory decline in older people by preserving blood flow in working areas of the brain. They write about their findings online in the August 7th issue of Neurology. The team was investigating the effect of cocoa consumption on thinking and memory performance, as well as something called neurovascular coupling, where blood flow in the brain changes in response to local brain activity.

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