2 Cups of Hot Chocolate a Day to Boost Elderly Memory Skills

2 Cups of Hot Chocolate a Day to Boost Elderly Memory Skills A tasty way for elderly to maintain healthy brain function has been found through a research.

The study, which has been published in the American Academy of Neurology's medical journal, Neurology, it has been unveiled that two cups of hot chocolate will improve thinking skills of elderly.

The study was carried out by a group of researchers from Harvard Medical School. In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers said that they have carried out an experiment.

In total, 60 people were enrolled who were aged 73 years.  They were the ones who did not have dementia. It shall be noted that 18 of the participants were having impaired blood flow.

Lead author Farzaneh A. Sorond said that the volunteers were given two cups of hot chocolate every day for a month. During that time, a number of tests were carried out to assess their memory and thinking skills.

After carrying out the study, it was found that those 18 people have witnessed an improvement of 8.3% in their blood flow. As per study researchers, the technique is quite inexpensive and simple to boost memory.

"This is the first measure that could potentially identify individuals at risk before they develop the disease", said Farzaneh A. Sorond from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.