A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized Trial Of The Effects Of Dark Chocolate And Cocoa On Variables Associated With Neuropsychological Functioning And Cardiovascular Health: Clinical Findings From A Sample Of Healthy, Cognitively Intact Older Adults
|Trial Design||Double blind|
|Trial Length||1-6 months|
|Number of Subjects||90|
|Age Range||45-64, 65+|
The provision of two chocolate products (37g dark chocolate and an 8 oz drink) for six weeks in older adults failed to significantly modify any measured cognitive parameter relative to placebo in otherwise healthy older adults with no clinical signs of dementia. Most cognitive parameters being related to memory formation and attention, with mood being self-reported.
There was an increase in pulse rate seen with cocoa products relative to control.