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Novel insights into the heart health benefits of cocoa flavanols and procyanidins

A new study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) adds to the body of data demonstrating that bioactive compounds found in cocoa can keep the heart healthy —but two types of bioactives called flavanols and procyanidins behave differently in the body.

New Film Series Emphasizes Vital Role of Good Nutrition for Healthy Aging

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.

Cocoa Flavanols Lower Blood Pressure And Increase Blood Vessel Function In Healthy People

New studies by the EU-funded FLAVIOLA research consortium show that cocoa flavanols could help maintain cardiovascular health as we age

The Diplomatic Courier And Mars, Incorporated Bring Together Leading Experts To Discuss The “Future Of Food”

150 cross-sector experts, innovators and policymakers will convene today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to drive awareness of the opportunities for collaboration at the nexus of food and health

Research On Cocoa Flavanols Identified As One Of The Top Cardiovascular Studies Of 2005

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.

Research Finds Flavanols in Cocoa May Help Treat Diabetes, Strokes and Dementia

Mars, Incorporated Has Synthesized Flavanol Molecules, Is In Discussions with Pharma Companies to Develop New Medicines

Lucerne, Switzerland, July 25, 2005 – Molecules in cocoa credited for the “heart-healthy” benefits of certain cocoa and dark chocolate may also in the future help treat diabetes, strokes and vascular dementia, and could soon be available to pharmaceutical companies for development into new medications, scientists said Monday.