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Be still my beating heart: Chocolate’s 'anti-fluttering' qualities highlighted

The study commented that modern manufacturing of chocolate may result in losses of more than 80% of the original flavonoids from the cocoa beans. "Therefore, it may be advantageous to find ways to consume cocoa in forms other than chocolate bars," the study added. ©iStock/

The link between moderate chocolate intake and lower risk of irregular heartbeat may be due to chocolate’s flavanol content, say researchers.

Daily intake of flavanol-rich cocoa may be helpful for menopausal women. ©iStock

Daily chocolate fix reduces heart disease risk in postmenopausal women

Many small packages are less effective than one big package of the same weight in obesity fight, Ghent University study suggests. iStock/ jayzlolz

Size matters: Researchers question smaller packaging’s effect on obesity

Marcia Pires, polymer science researcher, Braskem.

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

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Smells like teen spirit? Different age groups have specific food smells - and that's important for tailored NPD

The Lactips bio pellets. Picture: agriculture.gouv.fr

Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein

Eye Succeed wearable technology. Pic: NSF.

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

KitKat sugar content cut 5.6% by adding more cocoa and milk. Photo: Nestlé

KitKat cocoa content upped 13% in sugar reduction push

Understanding demographic differences in low-content claim purchases and whether these claims are associated with improved nutritional quality of purchases could help inform future policies or programs. ©iStock

‘Low-content’ food labels are ‘misleading’ for consumers, US study claims

'Prime Lyfe 175A' is a high protein yeast for enhancing

Lallemand touts high protein yeast extract for meat alternatives

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