Cocoa antioxidant sweetens cognition in elderly

Flavanols in very high doses helped people distinguish patterns in a small study

Chocolate bars

High doses of cocoa flavanols may aid performance in certain memory tasks. But these antioxidants are removed during chocolate processing.

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