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  • n. Any of a class of flavonoids that use the 2-phenyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-3-ol molecular skeleton


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  • Rich with a phytochemical called flavanol, found by a 2005 study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology to improve cardiovascular health, chocolate with at least 60% cocoa content should be a regular on your shopping list.

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  • This time they gave volunteers a piece of chocolate, and told them that an ingredient in cocoa, called flavanol, was known to enhance mental acuity.

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  • Future studies should focus on the optimal daily dose of flavanol, researchers said.

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  • In this study, greater reductions in LDL were observed in studies that administered less than 500 milligrams a day of flavanol, a subclass of flavonoids.

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  • Company representatives Suzanne Stites, cocoa flavanol platform leader, and Howard-Yana Shapiro, global officer for plant science and external research, met me in Denver to talk about why Mars chose to expand the definition of a certification program - one that could be built throughout the world's largest cocoa growing areas of West Africa, East Asia and South America.

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  • The volunteers had all played this game earlier to establish a baseline, so this round was actually a measure of their improvement, presumably a result of the performance-enhancing flavanol.

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  • The volunteers who were given an imprecise dose of flavanol -- and thus the liberty to imagine its potency -- did indeed believe their intellectual prowess was enhanced.

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  • Some of the volunteers were told that the chocolate morsel contained exactly one gram of flavanol -- precisely the dose needed to improve mental acuity -- while the others were told that it contained somewhere between 1/2 gram and 1 1/2 grams.

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  • Hoping to get past those challenges to research, Henriette van Praag of the Salk Institute in La Jolla gave flavanol-rich cocoa to laboratory mice and plunked them into a vat of opaque water to see if they were better able to find a hidden platform where they could rest.

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  • This is the first study to suggest the cardiovascular benefits of flavanol-rich cocoa could be long-term.

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