Flavanols in Cocoa May Boost Memory: Study
Washington, 30 May (ONA) --- Having foods which are rich in antioxidant compound flavanol can improve age-related mental decline, a new study found.
Green tea, apples, berries and cocoa are rich sources of flavanol and researchers have advised to consume these in sufficient quantities.
The study is based on analysis of the data of 3,562 people aged 71. These participants were given fruit with high level of flavanol and it was found that they had better hippocampal memory function, which includes short-term memory-making, than those who didn't.
Researchers clarified that age-related mental decline should not be confused with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
The condition impacts thinking speed and the ability to sustain attention and causes issues with word-finding, but is different from the degenerative diseases.