Gotta love it when scientific studies tell us something we actually want to hear. This time, there's been yet another study telling us that chocolate is good for us! Score!
A preliminary study found that two cups of hot cocoa a day, for 30 days, gave older patients with impaired brain bloodflow a 30% bump in memory and thinking abilities.
The study, published this week in the journalNeurology, was authored by my new BFF, Dr. Farzaneh Sorond, a neurologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. It's an admittedly small study, involving 60 people with an average age of 72. There was no control group.
"The areas of your brain that are working need more fuel," said Dr. Sorond. For people whose brain blood flow is impaired, "cocoa may be beneficial by delivering more fuel."