Cocoa Flavanols

Large-scale study to assess whether cocoa flavanol supplements benefit heart health. Photo Credit: Happy Days Photos and Art

Mars gears up for large-scale cocoa flavanol pill study

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Chocolate giant Mars and the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are readying themselves for a five-year research project into possible heart-health benefits of taking a daily flavanol-rich capsule. 

Healthy chocolate? The growing evidence for cocoa flavanols

SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL CONFECTIONERY

Healthy chocolate? The growing evidence for cocoa flavanols

By Nathan Gray

The meteoric emergence of cocoa flavanols as the new 'super ingredient' continues, with many new scientific publications focused on the potential health effects of these special compounds. As part of this special edition, we take a look at some...

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