Tag Archives: chocolate

Dark chocolate may improve mood and help to ward off depression

Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, and is the leading global cause of disability.  Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, according to a study published in Depression and Anxiety. The study looked at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders.  A collaborative […]

Caffeine may reduce the risk of dementia in women

A group of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW) reported that women who consumed high amount caffeine per day may have a reduced risk of dementia.  The results were published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. The study examined the relationships between caffeine intake and dementia incidence in a large […]

Cocoa and chocolate enhance cognition and mental performance

Cocoa flavanols, a class of natural compounds in cocoa bean, have neuroprotective effects, based on a meta study carried out by a group of Italian researchers.  In a review article published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the Italian researchers examined the available literature for the effects of administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. In other words: what happens to […]