Cocoa Flavanol Science

Brain-impaired elderly subjects appear to most benefit from cocoa flavanols: Review


Flavanol-rich chocolate is well known for its beneficial effect on the brain, but a review by Italian researchers point towards its neuroprotective effects in vulnerable populations over time.

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/

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

Werther's Original has the largest market share in the US chewy caramel market.  Photo: Storck

Werther’s Original NPD pairs caramel and chocolate

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Mars to enter UK supplement space with cocoa flavanol pills

Organic foods and chocolate with real fruits striking a chord with consumers. ©iStock/studio-fi

Health & wellness chocolate to outpace regular category: Euromonitor

Leading candy firms share outlook and innovation plans for 2017. iStock_Ravitaliy

Transparency and portion-control: Execs at top candy firms set 2017 expectations

Theo Clusters are fortified with the company's own cocoa flavanol extract blend. Photo: Theo

Theo Chocolate introduces heart health quinoa cocoa flavanol clusters

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Cocoa compound shows appetite-controlling potential

A 90% cocoa chocolate can have similar flavanol levels to a 50% cocoa product due to the origin of beans and processing parameters, finds the University of Reading ©iStock/briddy_

Higher cocoa chocolate may not mean more flavanols, say researchers

Study says 100 mg of specific flavanol epicatechin rather than 200 mg of total cocoa flavanols needed to improve blood flow.. Photo: iStock/Patrice_Chenier

Healthy chocolate: EU cocoa flavanol health claim ‘should be revised’, say researchers

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