Studies related to Cognition and Cocoa Extract

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

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 90
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 45-64, 65+
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
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.