Navigation Links
Could Chocolate's Antioxidants Boost Brain Function?
Date:8/13/2012

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A cocoa drink rich in flavanols -- the same antioxidants found in chocolate -- may help people with mild memory problems improve their brain function, according to Italian researchers.

Flavanols are found in tea, grapes, red wine, apples and especially in cocoa plants and are associated with a decreased risk of dementia, the researchers said.

"The prevention of dementia has to be started early in the life through a healthy lifestyle including adequate cardiovascular risk-factor control, regular physical activity, weight control and a calorie-controlled and nutritionally balanced diet," said lead researcher Dr. Giovambattista Desideri, director of the geriatric division in the department of life, health and environmental sciences at the University of L'Aquila.

"In this context, regular cocoa flavanol consumption seems to represent an effective strategy in preserving brain and cardiovascular health and function," he said.

Flavanols' ability to help maintain brain function may arise from their ability to protect brain cells, improve brain metabolism and blood flow, which helps preserve memory, the researchers said.

The report was published online Aug. 13 in Hypertension.

For the study, funded by the candy maker, Mars Inc., the researchers assigned 90 elderly patients with mild memory impairment to consume a drink containing either 990 milligrams (mg), 520 mg or 45 mg of cocoa flavanols each day for eight weeks.

The researchers assessed participants' brain function with a variety of tests.

People consuming the high and intermediate amounts of flavanol showed significant improvement on some of the tests, the study found. They scored better on measures including hand-eye coordination, working and verbal memory, and verbal fluency than those in the low-flavanol group.

About 40 percent of the improved
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Red wine, fruit compound could help block fat cell formation
2. Pulse pressure elevation could presage cerebrovascular disease in Alzheimers patients
3. Report says new evidence could tip the balance in aspirin cancer prevention care
4. Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors Health: Study
5. Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk?
6. Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say
7. Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
8. BMC study shows diverting passengers to elevators could help reduce falls at Logan Airport
9. Discovery could help to develop drugs for organ transplant and cancer patients
10. Feelings of immaturity accompany alcohol misuse into adulthood; discovery could improve treatments
11. Saliva test could dramatically increase detection of oral cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... New findings released today from a poll conducted ... people diagnosed with a brain tumor needed more information ... at the time of diagnosis, and had only a ... course of treatment. The release of these findings corresponds ... volunteer network, the ABTA CommYOUnity™, dedicated to serving the ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 04, 2015 Pricing Healthcare ... $3,000) of one patient receiving care at St. George ... The procedure must be performed by July 15th, 2015, and ... in full up front and forego the filing of insurance ... economically burdensome every year, and it devastates more and more ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 ... Mother Hale Learning Center from Hale House. The Mother ... by offering high-quality, affordable Early Childhood Education. Sheltering Arms ... families will continue to be served by the center. ... serves 45 children ages six weeks to five years, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Helena, MT (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 ... partnered with Care to Care, LLC to manage outpatient ... will help New West Medicare ensure its members are ... avoid unnecessary radiation. , Working closely with New West ... in promoting the safe use of advanced imaging and ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article* on “balance billing” ... the healthcare fraternity as well as patients about ... of balance billing. In definition, balance billing is ... patient for the difference between what the patient's ... provider chooses to charge. Rosenthal’s article talks about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 3Health News:Pricing Healthcare to Pay a Patient's Bill for a Procedure at Utah Facility 2Health News:Pricing Healthcare to Pay a Patient's Bill for a Procedure at Utah Facility 3Health News:Sheltering Arms Acquires the Mother Hale Learning Center 2Health News:New West Medicare Partners with Care to Care, LLC to Manage Advanced Imaging Services 2Health News:Out of Network Balance Billing Without Being Viewed as Fraud 2Health News:Out of Network Balance Billing Without Being Viewed as Fraud 3
... in US have come up with a heady option that ... in brain cells often after an episode of stroke or ... John Hopkins University ,who conducted a study on mice, ... the skin of red grapes, administered in moderate doses, showed ...
... overweight youngsters lose weight by concentrating on the way they ... make them// gorge even more, according to a recent study. ... motivated to change their eating habits than those who are ... suggest that getting children of all shapes and sizes to ...
... report released, based on the study conducted by epidemiologists ... significant increase in mortality risk among the workers at// ... perfluorooctanoic acid, the key component of the material Teflon. ... company definitely reveals lower mortality rates than West ...
... fever in Kerala will not affect the state's booming tourism ... ,"As the World Health Organisation (WHO) has come out with ... chikungunya, things have cheered up. There have been no reports ... to Kerala," Balakrishnan told reporters here. ,The fever, ...
... despite the fact that few actually need it, says a ... stay healthy is a balanced diet. ,People are often ... fewer nutrients than it used to, said Jane Clarke. The ... reported the online edition of Daily Mail. ...
... Treatment outcomes vary widely and depend on which state, ... the finding of a new report//. ,The report, ... have a 69 percent lower risk of dying at ... the difference between the best- and worst-performing hospitals has ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obese Kids Unmotivated byWeight Loss campaigns 2Health News:Madhya Pradesh Tops in Implementing Child Health Scheme 2Health News:Hospital Outcome Linked to its Quality 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015  By looking at the brain, ... between two very different conditions that can have ... , MD, PhD., a Denver ... this study can help the medical community ... options, for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... SAN DIEGO , May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... an oncology company focused on the clinical development ... pre-clinical data showing mitochondria-specific effects of the Company,s ... significantly enhanced anti-tumor activity when combined with a ... study found ME-344 to be a potent inhibitor ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 The Pharmacy Workforce Center recently ... that pharmacy has shifted toward a female-dominated profession. With ... managers, there is an incredible opportunity for women to ... decade. In a new blog post ... Insights , Eden Sulzer, director of the Women ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Medical Research Shows Brain Imaging Can Now Help Doctors Differentiate Between PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries 2New Medical Research Shows Brain Imaging Can Now Help Doctors Differentiate Between PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries 3MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 2MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 3MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 4MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 5Cardinal Health Expert Discusses Latest Research On Gender Gap In Pharmacy 2Cardinal Health Expert Discusses Latest Research On Gender Gap In Pharmacy 3
... Aug. 3, 2011 Reportlinker.com ... research report is available in ... China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook ... Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation ...
... the nationally-accredited home healthcare provider and manufacturer of the ... a federal supply contract to offer their portable oxygen ... the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This ... to the VA and all other federal government agencies ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 2China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 3China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 4China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 5China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 6China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 7China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 8China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 9China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 10China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 11China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 12China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 13China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 14China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 15China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 16China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 17China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 18China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 19China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others 20Inogen Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs Contract 2
This portable resource provides definitions for medical acronyms and abbreviations....
Stedman's Medical Dictionary includes charts and tables and navigation and search tools....
With Skyscape's smARTlink technology, Tabers can cross-index with other clinical and drug prescription products from Skyscape to provide an integrated source of clinical information....
CPTMeister is a coding reference based on the Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes developed by the American Medical Association. It is an iSilo document composed of more than 2,000...
Medicine Products: