ABC HerbClip: Review of cocoa and human health

Cacao beans & cocoa powder in a wooden scoopThe American Botanical Council’s HerbClipTM service recently provided a summary of a paper entitled Cocoa & human health.

The review provides an interesting summary of some of the epidemiological and interventional studies on humans which have demonstrated positive benefits on a number of cardiovascular risk factors, discusses some of the known constituents, and potential mechanisms of action.

It is an informative but relatively short summary, so well worth a read. You can read the HerbClip summary for free here, and access the full text of the original paper here (subscription needed).

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Copyright Ian Breakspear, 2014