Chocolate Lovers: Science Has the Best News Ever

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Are you a chocoholic? You keep doing you — a recent study says your poison of choice just might boost your brain power.

Those were the findings of a new study slated to be published in the May issue of science journal Appetite.

"The present findings support recent clinical trials suggesting that regular intake of cocoa flavanols may have a beneficial effect on cognitive function," concluded the study authors. Cocoa, said the study, might also help fight "normal age-related cognitive decline."

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In addition to previous research, the authors also noted other positive health effects. "Chocolate and cocoa flavanols have been associated with improvements in a range of health complaints dating from ancient times, and has established cardiovascular benefits."

So screw kale. Eat more chocolate.