Cocoa Phytochemicals: Recent Advances in Molecular Mechanisms on Health

  title={Cocoa Phytochemicals: Recent Advances in Molecular Mechanisms on Health},
  author={J. Kim and Jae-Kyoon Kim and Jaesung Shim and C. Lee and K. Lee and H. Lee},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  pages={1458 - 1472}
  • J. Kim, Jae-Kyoon Kim, +3 authors H. Lee
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
  • Recent reports on cocoa are appealing in that a food commonly consumed for pure pleasure might also bring tangible benefits for human health. Cocoa consumption is correlated with reduced health risks of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cancer, and the health-promoting effects of cocoa are mediated by cocoa-driven phytochemicals. Cocoa is rich in procyanidins, theobromine, (−)-epicatechin, catechins, and caffeine. Among the phytochemicals present in consumed cocoa… CONTINUE READING
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