Cocoa Polyphenols and Their Potential Benefits for Human Health

@article{Andujar2012CocoaPA,
  title={Cocoa Polyphenols and Their Potential Benefits for Human Health},
  author={Isabel Anduj́ar and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Recio and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Giner and Jos{\'e} Luis R{\'i}os},
  journal={Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012}
}
This paper compiles the beneficial effects of cocoa polyphenols on human health, especially with regard to cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, metabolic disorders, and cancer prevention. Their antioxidant properties may be responsible for many of their pharmacological effects, including the inhibition of lipid peroxidation and the protection of LDL-cholesterol against oxidation, and increase resistance to oxidative stress. The phenolics from cocoa also modify the glycemic response and the… 

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