‘Smart’ cho­co­late may slow brain loss in the el­derly

Asian Journal - - World -

New York: A novel cho­co­late made of di­etary co­coa ex­tract can pro­mote brain health and pre­vent age-re­lated neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders like Alzheimer’s in the el­derly, sci­en­tists have de­ter­mined. There is strong sci­en­tific ev­i­dence sup­port­ing the grow­ing in­ter­est in de­vel­op­ing co­coa ex­tract, and po­ten­tially cer­tain di­etary cho­co­late prepa­ra­tions, as a nat­u­ral source to main­tain and pro­mote brain health, the re­searchers wrote. This no­val cho­co­late can “pre­vent age-re­lated neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders such as Alzheimer’s dis­ease which is the most com­mon form of age-re­lated de­men­tia af­fect­ing an es­ti­mated 44 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide,” said Dr Gi­ulio Maria Pasinetti, pro­fes­sor of neu­rol­ogy from the Ic­ahn School of Medicine at Mount Si­nai Hos­pi­tal in New York.

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