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New Study Reveals Components Of Cocoa May Enhance The Appearance Of The Skin

Consumption of High-Flavanol Cocoa Improves Skin Structure and Function

Cocoa butter has long been used topically in many skin creams and cosmetics because it is thought to be good for the skin. Now, new research just published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the potential benefits of consuming flavanol-rich cocoa and how it might actually benefit skin from the inside out.

New Study Offers More Support for Potential Heart Health Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols

Mars, Incorporated Focuses on High Potential Flavanols

Hackettstown, NJ, July 18, 2005 - A new study published today in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, conducted by Tufts University in Boston and the University of L'Aquila in Italy, suggests that consuming flavanol-rich products might lower blood pressure and improve insulin resistance among people with hypertension.

Mars Botanical Unveils Innovative New Cocoa Extract and Supplement

ANAHEIM, California (June, 2009) – As the food industry strives to create the next “new” ingredient, Mars Botanical is turning to nature and an “old” staple – cocoa, nature’s unexpected super fruit. After nearly two decades of research, the company is unveiling Cirku™ – a natural cocoa extract containing flavanols, which help maintain healthy circulation.*

Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Improves Blood Vessel Function In Aging Baby Boomer Study Participants

New Study Suggests Natural Cocoa Compounds May Have Pronounced Vascular Benefits for Older Population

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – July 1, 2006 – Flavanol-rich cocoa could offer powerful cardiovascular benefits for the nearly 78 million baby boomers in the United States today, suggests a new study published in the August issue of the Journal of Hypertension.