Scientists have proven the benefits of chocolate for the brain

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Chocolate has beneficial effects on the human brain

It reduces the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

In the opinion of a group of Italian scientists, daily consumption of chocolate reduces the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, reports ScienceAlert. The full study was published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.

Conclusions of scientists are based on the analysis of a number of papers. They studied the effects of acute and chronic exposure to the flavonoids (plant polyphenols) found in cocoa beans, on the activity of the brain.

The study involved volunteers who ate cocoa or chocolate in small and medium and large doses for five days or three months.

In the end, researchers found that flavonoids dark chocolate contains, a beneficial effect on working memory that is responsible for the ability to hold in mind information needed to solve logical problems.

In addition, chocolate helps to reduce the risk of age-related deterioration of cognitive abilities.

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