Cocoa Increases Brain Blood Flow, Function
"This raises the prospect of using flavanols in the treatment of dementia, marked by decreased blood flow in the brain, and in maintaining overall cardiovascular health."
- Ian MacDonald, University of Nottingham spokesperson
Nottingham, England, UK - A nice cup of the right kind of cocoa could hold the promise of promoting brain function as people age.
Among the women given drinks of cocoa high in flavanols, there was a significant increase in blood flow to the brain compared with subjects who did not drink the cocoa.