Flavanols Linked to Lower Age-Related Memory Loss, Study Finds

There are many things we can do to keep our brains sharp as we age. From playing brain games to getting enough sleep, research shows that there are a variety of lifestyle changes that affect brain health. Now, a new study finds that eating a diet high in flavanols can lower the risk of age-related memory loss.
Studies have previously shown that up to 40% of adults 65 and older will experience some level of age-related memory loss. Fortunately, new research shows that some brain-boosting diet choices can help lower your risk for cognitive decline as you age.
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked specifically at how flavanol (a type of flavonoid that may help reduce inflammation) intake impacted age-related memory decline in older adults. Or rather, researchers looked at how a diet low in flavanols could drive age-related memory loss.

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