The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of cocoa have been well studied, and other aspects? Now, scientists have begun to study whether eating chocolate can help improve neurodegenerative diseases. A recent study, published in Nutrients, evaluated whether eating chocolate can prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.
The results showed that subjects who ate chocolate had a significantly lower rate of hearing loss (unilateral or bilateral) than subjects who did not eat chocolate. The intake of chocolate is independently related to the low probability of hearing loss. In addition, the severity of hearing loss is inversely related to the frequency of chocolate consumption. In contrast to chocolate, there is no correlation between hearing loss and the consumption of cocoa-free sweets; eating chocolate is also irrelevant to the concerns associated with tinnitus or tinnitus.
The researchers concluded that adding chocolate to their diet may help protect middle-aged people's hearing.