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Chocolate Flavanols May Help Fight Obesity And Diabetes
2014-04-03 11:11:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Past research has shown that antioxidant compounds in chocolate called flavanols can provide a wide range of benefits – from lower blood pressure to improved cognitive performance. Now, a new study in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry has honed in on exactly what within these compound provides the observed benefit: oligomeric procyanidins (PCs). "Oligomeric PCs appear to possess the greatest antiobesity and...

Chocolate Pill Study For Heart Health To Begin
2014-03-17 12:01:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are asking 18,000 men and women around the nation to take part in a study to see if chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to the Associated Press. Scientists have created chocolate pills that are packed full of nutrients but without the sugar and fat. The research will be the first large-scale study to test cocoa flavanols, which previous studies have shown improved blood pressure and cholesterol...

Dark Chocolate Is Good For Your Heart
2014-02-27 09:05:27

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Both arterial stiffness and white blood cell adhesion are known factors that play a significant role in atherosclerosis. What's more, the scientists also found that increasing the flavanol...

2014-02-13 12:26:48

Cocoa flavanols scientifically proven to support healthy circulation and maintain cardiovascular health GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CocoaVia® brand announced today that CocoaVia® daily cocoa extract supplement capsules are now available in 710 GNC stores nationwide and on GNC.com. The cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® are scientifically proven to support healthy circulation and maintain cardiovascular health. CocoaVia® supplement helps arteries and blood vessels...

2014-02-12 23:31:49

The new “Benefits Of Chocolate” article on the website Vkool.com reveals to people different types of chocolate and positive effects of chocolate. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The new “Benefits Of Chocolate” report on the website Vkool.com is divided into two main parts, which cover main types and benefits of chocolate. In the first part, people will discover six types of chocolate, which are unsweetened chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, sweetened chocolate, bittersweet...

Weight Loss, Heart Health And More Linked To Drinking Tea
2013-11-08 08:56:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Decades of research data reveals that tea might help prevent chronic illnesses, including heart disease, certain types of cancer and Type-2 diabetes. New research adds to the list of benefits, including promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, improving bone health and activating areas of the brain that bolster attention, problem solving and mood. The American...

2013-10-30 12:26:07

CocoaVia® National Healthy Aging Outlook Survey Reveals Only One-in-10 Ranks Healthy Circulation as a Top Health Concern GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although healthy aging is top of mind for the Boomer generation, many may be overlooking an important key to aging well - their circulation. In fact, according to the CocoaVia® National Healthy Aging Outlook Survey, Boomers (96%) want to do all they can to ensure they maintain their health as they age. Yet, more than half...

2013-10-30 12:25:55

CocoaVia® National Healthy Aging Outlook Survey Reveals Fewer than One-in-10 Ranks Healthy Circulation as a Top Health Concern GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although healthy aging is top of mind for the Boomer generation, many may be overlooking an important key to aging well - their circulation. In fact, according to the CocoaVia® National Healthy Aging Outlook Survey, Denver's Boomers want to do all they can to ensure they maintain their health as they age (96%). Yet,...

2013-08-27 08:28:13

Specific Method is Critical for Measuring Cocoa Flavanols in Products CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated, received the 2013 Multi-Laboratory Study of the Year award from AOAC International for a first-of-its-kind study designed to provide detailed information about composition of cocoa flavanols, a plant nutrient shown to have a range of proven human health benefits. The award recognizes a multi-laboratory study and method that demonstrates unique and...

Chocolate Boosts Cognitive Function Elderly
2013-08-08 12:52:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chocolate might not be the first thing that come to mind when you think of health foods, but new research in the journal Neurology has found that it can improve brain health in older adults. In the study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston discovered that older people who initially performed poorly on cognitive tests could improve their scores after a month-long regimen of drinking two...