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Ingredient in chocolate found to boost memory

Study shows cocoa flavanols can help stave off age-related memory decline

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On average, the improvement of high-flavanol chocolate in liquid form meant the participants performed like people two to three decades younger on the study's memory task.

New York

SCIENCE edged closer to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose with age.

In a small study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, healthy people, aged 50 to 69, who drank a mixture high in antioxidants called cocoa