Campaign Launches during National Nutrition Month in March
Washington, D.C., March 8, 2016 –Constant exposure to our environment, the things we eat, and stresses from both inside and outside our bodies all cause us to age over time. Although scientists have not yet found a way to delay the biological processes of aging, they are learning more about how healthy behavioral practices, such as maintaining a well-balanced diet, are critical to fostering good health throughout our lives.
Mounting Evidence Demonstrates Improved Cognitive Function From Cocoa Flavanol Consumption
A study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) adds to the growing body of evidence demonstrating that cognitive function is improved with a diet high in cocoa flavanols—a group of naturally occurring bioactives found in fresh cocoa beans.
May Benefit More Than 6.5 Million Farmers Worldwide and help Sustain World’s Chocolate Supply
McLean, VA, June 26, 2008 –The United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Mars, Incorporated, and IBM intend to apply their scientific resources to sequence and analyze the entire cocoa genome. Sequencing the cocoa genome is a significant scientific step that may allow more directed breeding of cocoa plants and perhaps even enhance the quality of cocoa, the key ingredient in chocolate.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology Includes Cocoa Study in its Highlights of the Year
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Jan. 3, 2006) – A study that suggests cocoa flavanols could potentially improve blood vessel health was one the major advancements in cardiovascular research in 2005, according to a review of the “Highlights of the Year” published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.