This glorious news couldn't have come at a more pertinent time -- with Halloween right around the corner. A study conducted by some folks at Columbia University Medical Center has indicated that a diet rich in chocolate can greatly improve your memory later in life. So stock up on those fun-size candy bars, son.
The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, involved giving a group of adults a chocolate-filled cocoa drink daily for three months, and subsequently monitoring their memory functions. Flavanols -- compounds naturally found in chocolate and other foods -- were shown to give 60-year-old adults the recognition abilities of 30- to 40-year-olds. Take that, you 30- to 40-year-old whippersnappers!