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Cocoa flavanols may boost skin from within: 24-week RCT

By Stephen Daniells

High-flavanol cocoa supplementation may have positive impacts on facial wrinkles and skin elasticity in photo-aged Korean women, says a new study from scientists from Seoul National University.

Polyphenols may slash heart disease risk

Special edition: Polyphenols

Polyphenols may slash heart disease risk

By Stephen DANIELLS

Increased intakes of polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by an impressive 46%, according to the results of the international PREDIMED (Prevencion con Dieta Mediterranea) study.

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...

Flavonols may slash risk of vascular disease for women

Flavonols may slash risk of vascular disease for women

By Stephen DANIELLS

Increased intake of flavonols from tea and other sources may boost heart health for older women, with regular consumption of the compounds linked to a 72% lower risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality.

Could white chocolate compounds also benefit heart health?

Could white chocolate compounds also benefit heart health?

The potential heart health benefits of dark chocolate may be only partly linked to the flavanol content, with white chocolate - devoid of such compounds - also offering potential cardiovascular benefits, says a new study. 

Cocoa compounds show joint health potential

Cocoa compounds show joint health potential

By Stephen Daniells

Flavonoid compounds in cocoa may reduce inflammation associated with arthritis in lab animals, says a new study with possible implications for joint health.

Citrus consumption was linked to lower levels of inflammatory compounds

Citrus flavonoids show anti-inflammatory potential: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of compounds called flavonoids from citrus may be associated with lower levels of markers of inflammation, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard, Sweden and Singapore.

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