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Mars, Incorporated takes a multidisciplinary approach to research and collaborates with a broad platform of top researchers and scientific institutions around the world from government and academia. Collaboration is central to our research philosophy.

Our Key Partners Include:

Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Mars, Incorporated partners with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in a five-year nutritional intervention study of cocoa flavanols and heart health.

Columbia University
Mars, Incorporated partnered with scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to conduct a study, published in 2014. The study showed that dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy, older adults.

Flaviola Consortium
Mars, Incorporated is one of eight national partners that make up the Flaviola Consortium. Partners from government, academia and industry came together to conduct a three-year pan-European research project from 2010-2013 on flavanols, to develop innovate and natural food products, better understand how flavanols act in the body and elicit health effects, and to determine sources of flavanols in the diet.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Mars, Incorporated has partnered with Lindau since 2010. Lindau is a scientific conference where Nobel Laureates and young researchers exchange ideas and Mars hosts an annual science breakfast and panel, along with sponsoring fellows to attend and rub elbows with Nobel Laureates.

University of L’Aquila
Mars, Incorporated partnered with University of L’Aquila to perform a study, published in 2014, which demonstrated that cognitive function is improved with a diet high in cocoa flavanols.

Learn More

  • Click here to learn more about our commitment to research.
  • Read our published work in collaboration with our various partners here.