Flavan-3-ols, theobromine, and the effects of cocoa and chocolate on cardiometabolic risk factors

Lindsey M Berends, Vera van der Velpen, Aedin Cassidy

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Although there is growing interest surrounding the potential health benefits of cocoa and chocolate, the relative contribution of bioactive constituents for these effects remains unclear. This review summarizes the recent research on the cardiometabolic effects of cocoa and chocolate with a focus on two key constituents: flavan-3-ols and theobromine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-19
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Lipidology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

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