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Regency Hampers
Chocolate found to boost memory in snails
Published on 03/10/2012

Those who like nothing more than indulging in a chocolate hamper may be pleased to hear that chocolate has been proven to improve the memory of snails.

Dr Ken Lukowiak and student Lee Fruson from the University of Calagary in Canada conducted a study to see whether suggestions the sweet treat is a superfood are founded.

After feeding dark chocolate to the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis, the pair discovered the flavonoid improved the strength and length of their memories.

Dr Lukowiak commented that the findings have inspired him to look further into the affects of sweet treats on the memory.

The expert stated that the cognitive effects of half a bar of dark chocolate may help people to study and remember information.

He added that at first he was sceptical and "didn't think any of this stuff would work", but the results of the trial have encouraged him to carry out further research.


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