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Cocoa flavanols reduce memory loss from aging, study shows

11/26/2014 - Antioxidant flavanols naturally found in cocoa may be able to reverse some age-related memory loss, according to a study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The study was conducted by researchers from Columbia University, New York University and Mars, Inc. Previous research by scientists...

More good news for chocolate eaters - cocoa flavanols lower risk of obesity and diabetes

4/11/2014 4:43:36 PM - It should come as no big surprise to alternative health followers that many foods in their unprocessed form contain a host of protective compounds that have repeatedly been shown to promote human health. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids that protect vegetation from disease and pests, and many...

Cocoa flavanols from dark chocolate halt memory decline during aging

8/23/2012 - Extensive research over the past decade has demonstrated the critical importance of natural compounds known as flavanols from foods including blueberries, grapes, green tea, apples, onions, broccoli and dark chocolate. Flavanols support cellular and metabolic activities throughout the body by providing...

Cocoa flavanols from dark chocolate improve vision and cognitive function

5/27/2011 - Potent cacao flavanols from dark chocolate have proven effective in lowering the risk from heart disease and sudden heart attack in recent studies. Writing in the journal Physiology and Behavior, researchers demonstrate that antioxidants released by consumption of cocoa products can improve multiple...

Why Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart

9/24/2008 - Can't live without dessert? Forget about ice cream and cakes, and go for dark chocolate! It′s actually good for you -- in moderation of course. Chocolate and cocoa are made from the cacao bean, one of the richest sources of flavanols, a group of polyphenolic antioxidants. The major flavanols in...

Cocoa flavanols found to offer extraordinary cardiovascular protection

8/11/2006 - Participants in a study of flavanol-rich cocoa showed improved blood vessel function after consuming a cocoa beverage, researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found. As part of the study -- partially sponsored by a Mars Inc. grant -- 15 healthy adults...

Chocoholics rejoice; study shows that the flavanols in cocoa can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer

5/26/2006 - The news the world has awaited with bated breath is finally here: Cocoa prevents cancer and heart disease. Candy producer Mars Inc., along with Harvard University, released the results of a 10-year study on Feb. 9 revealing that cocoa rather, the flavanols in cocoa can substantially reduce the risk...

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