Cocoa and health: A decade of research

Karen A. Cooper, Jennifer L. Donovan, Andrew I. Waterhouse, Gary Williamson

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Abstract

It has been over 10 years since the first mention in a medical journal about cocoa and chocolate as potential sources of antioxidants for health. During this time, cocoa has been found to improve antioxidant status, reduce inflammation and correlate with reduced heart disease risk; with these results, and its popularity, it has received wide coverage in the press. However, after 10 years of research, what is known about the potential health benefits of cocoa and what are the important next steps in understanding this decadent source of antioxidants?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antioxident
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Health
  • Polyphenols

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