Scientists are struggling to reach a consensus on guidance of cocoa consumption for patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) as conflicting evidence makes it difficult to determine precise dose-to-response outcomes.
The decision to use cocoa flavanol supplements to investigate its effects on memory has been pointed out by a director of one of the UK’s largest medical research charities, in which she highlighted the use of this delivery form.
The dietary effects of polyphenols on sporting activities are well documented but a review now thinks their gut microbiota interaction holds promise for enhancing cognitive function needed for peak athletic performance.
In a conference that focused on a broad spectrum of berry health benefits, from brain health to cardiovascular disease risk reduction, applications for performance and exercise took the spotlight during the keynote speech.
Most studies looking at bioactive compounds have focused on temperate climate berries, argue researchers from Brazil. They make the case for the commercialization of Brazilian small fruits to compete with so-called ‘temperate berries.’