I saw this recently:
Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline in healthy older adults
Dietary cocoa flavanols -- naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa -- reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a new study. Flavanols are also found naturally in tea leaves and in certain fruits and vegetables.
Sponsored by a candy company:
A cocoa flavanol-containing test drink prepared specifically for research purposes was produced by the food company Mars, Incorporated, which also partly supported the research, using a proprietary process to extract flavanols from cocoa beans. Most methods of processing cocoa remove many of the flavanols found in the raw plant.
What do you think about studies like this? Is it an attempt to get the media to suddenly write a lot of articles about how “chocolate is good for memory so you should eat more of it” or is there something to it?