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Food Open Thread: Chocolate Is Magic! (Maple Syrup Might Be, Too)

Happy dietary news, for once. The Washington Post reports on “The magical thing eating chocolate does to your brain”: In the mid 1970s, psychologist Merrill Elias began tracking the cognitive abilities of more than a thousand people in the state of New York. The goal was fairly specific: to observe the relationship between people’s blood […]


Monday Morning Open Thread: Delicious News

(Jim Morin via . GOP tricks, scienterrific treat, per the NYTimes — “To Improve A Memory, Consider Chocolate“: In a small study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, healthy people, ages 50 to 69, who drank a mixture high in antioxidants called cocoa flavanols for three months performed better on a memory test than people […]


While I Was Sleeping

Somehow, while dozing off the effects of my Thanksgiving raclette, I missed the most important news yet regarding this blog’s favorite chemical. Researchers believe they have identified a fundamental cause of aging, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell. The mechanism was previously found in fungus and has now been discovered […]


Saturday Red Wine Blogging

More progress on that absurdly positive red wine compound, resveratrol. From the Washington Post: A key compound in red wine known as resveratrol appears to protect against many of the health ravages associated with growing old, new animal research reveals. […] Daily consumption of the compound — also found in the skin of grapes and […]