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Cardiovascular

Inhibitory effects of procyanidin B(2) dimer on lipid-laden macrophage formation.
Biological Effects

The effect of cocoa polyphenols on the growth, metabolism, and biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguinis.
Biological Effects

Aging and vascular responses to flavanol-rich cocoa.
Cardiovascular

Flavanols and cardiovascular health: effects on the circulating NO pool in humans.
Analytical Methods

Predictive Analysis of Cocoa Procyanidins Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Techniques
Cardiovascular

Procyanidin dimer B2 [epicatechin-(4beta-8)-epicatechin] suppresses the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in endotoxin-treated monocytic cells.
Biological Effects

Long-term ingestion of high flavanol cocoa provides photoprotection against UV-induced erythema and improves skin condition in women.
Cardiovascular

(-)-Epicatechin mediates beneficial effects of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in humans.
Reviews

Vascular action of cocoa flavanols in humans: the roots of the story.
Analytical Methods

High-performance liquid chromatography separation and purification of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) procyanidins according to degree of polymerization using a diol stationary phase.
History of Cocoa Flavanols

Hypertension, the Kuna, and the epidemiology of flavanols.
Reviews

Endothelial function, nitric oxide, and cocoa flavanols.
Brain/Cognitive Health

The effect of flavanol-rich cocoa on the fMRI response to a cognitive task in healthy young people.
Reviews

Dietary flavanols and platelet reactivity.
Cardiovascular

Cocoa flavanols and platelet and leukocyte function: recent in vitro and ex vivo studies in healthy adults.