June 24, 2014

Cocoa Extract May Counter Specific Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Insights into mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens

A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brains long before they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published June 20 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD).