Chocolate Can Make You Smarter, New Study Suggests So – Time To Rejoice

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Anyone loves chocolate here? Well, time to rejoice, folks because in a new study suggests that moderate eating of chocolate can make you smarter.

The recent research was published in the journal Appetite wherein it’s a part of a 40-year study. It suggests that “people who eat chocolate at least once a week saw their memory and abstract thinking improved,” as written in an article from Evening Standard.

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Psychologist Merrill Elias already started tracking the cognitive abilities of more or less 1,000 people in New York since the 1970s. The main goal of the tracking is to “observe the relationship between people’s blo0d pressure and brain performance.”

After decades of continued study and observance of his records, Elias finally have expanded the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) on cardiovascular risk factors but didn’t expect that his 40-year research will end up to a discovery about chocolate.

The whole research was performed with “seven waves”, done every 5 years. Then, the time came when an interesting pattern came out.

“We found that people who eat chocolate at least once a week tend to perform better cognitively,” says Elias. “It’s significant – it touches a number of cognitive domains.”

Elias and his fellow researchers have found out and said that the “significant positive associations” between consuming chocolate and cognitive performance remained the same even some adjustments like age, cardiovascular risks and dietary habits.

In an article written on Independent, the translation of the result of the study conducted by Elias and his fellow researchers in scientific terms is that, “visual-spatial memory and [organization], working memory, scanning and tracking, abstract reasoning and the mini-mental state examination.”

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And according to Georgina Crichton, a nutrition researcher at the University of South Australia, said that her analysis shows that this will affect everyday work like “remembering a phone number, or your shopping list, or being able to do two things at once, like talking and driving at the same time”.

Now, we can really say that moderate eating of chocolates can result to more performing brain.

Remember, MODERATE.

Please ask your doctor if you can eat chocolates for safety precautions.

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Sources:
Appetite
Independent
Evening Standard

Chocolate Can Make You Smarter, New Study Suggests So – Time To Rejoice

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