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Theobroma cacao: Review of the Extraction, Isolation, and Bioassay of Its Potential Anti-cancer Compounds.

@article{Baharum2016TheobromaCR,
  title={Theobroma cacao: Review of the Extraction, Isolation, and Bioassay of Its Potential Anti-cancer Compounds.},
  author={Zainal Baharum and Abdah Md Akim and Taufiq-Yap Yun Hin and Roslida Abdul Hamid and Rosmin Kasran},
  journal={Tropical life sciences research},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          21-42
        }
}
Plants have been a good source of therapeutic agents for thousands of years; an impressive number of modern drugs used for treating human diseases are derived from natural sources. The Theobroma cacao tree, or cocoa, has recently garnered increasing attention and become the subject of research due to its antioxidant properties, which are related to potential anti-cancer effects. In the past few years, identifying and developing active compounds or extracts from the cocoa bean that might exert… 

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