Cocoa Phytochemicals: Recent Advances in Molecular Mechanisms on Health

@article{Kim2014CocoaPR,
  title={Cocoa Phytochemicals: Recent Advances in Molecular Mechanisms on Health},
  author={Jiyoung Kim and Jaekyoon Kim and Jaesung Shim and Chang Yong Lee and Ki Won Lee and Hyong Joo Lee},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={54},
  pages={1458 - 1472}
}
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… 

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