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Cocoa: a sweet treat for the brain?

Posted February 05, 2015, 8:59 am, Updated October 29, 2015, 8:24 pm Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter There are many reasons why you might want to give someone chocolate on Valentine’s Day. There’s the tradition of it, and the idea of sweets for your sweetheart. Here’s another tempting reason: certain compounds in chocolate, called cocoa flavanols, have recently been linked with improved thinking skills. But will a gift of chocolate boost…

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