A research carried out at Columbia University in New York and directed by professor Scott A. Small discovered that a component of chocolate called flavanol reverses memory loss in adults. In this research a group of people was given a drink containing lots of flavanols and by the end of three months they found out that their memory had improved. It’s the first time we know diet can help memory decline.
Unfortunately, the problem of this study is that people must eat or drink big quantities of chocolate to get a beneficial effect.
Written by Alejandra Recimil and Antía Rodríguez (3rd ESO - 9th grade).