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Nature Neuroscience volume 17, pages 16241625 (2014) | Download Citation

A randomized clinical trial in older adults shows that high dietary intake of cocoa flavanols enhances memory performance on an object-recognition task and neural activity as assessed by functional magnetic resonance imaging in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, a region that is critical for learning and memory.

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  1. Judy Pa is in the Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics, Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

    • Judy Pa
  2. Adam Gazzaley is in the Department of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

    • Adam Gazzaley

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