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flavanol

[′fla·və‚nȯl]
(biochemistry)
Yellow needles with a melting point of 169°C, derived from flavanone; a flavanoid pigment used as a dye. Also known as 3-hydroxyflavone.
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However, contrary to popular belief, cocoa flavanols are not antioxidants.
Our results indicate flavanols may have preventive potential for CVD.
But Hilda Bastian and others pointed out that the experiment described in the cocoa study didn't match the one submitted to the website: The researchers reported giving high and low doses of flavanols to participants, while the clinical trial initially set out to compare high doses of flavanols to no flavanols at all.
It's all thanks to flavanols and plant sterols, which both increase the flexibility of veins and arteries.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Dietary cocoa flavanols -- naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa -- reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a new study.
That reinforces the idea that age-related memory decline is different and suggests that flavanols might not help Alzheimer's, even though they might delay normal memory loss.
Using a double blind in vivo study in 30 healthy pale skinned subjects, 15 subjects each were randomly assigned to either an HF or low flavanol (LF) chocolate group and consumed a 20 g portion of their allocated chocolate daily.
The 25g Choxi+ milk Minibar contains 136 calories and supplies a whole day's supply of flavanol antioxidants.
Flavanols are natural plant compounds found in tea, red wine, and certain fruits and vegetables including cocoa beans.
Consumers are also kept in the dark about the flavanol content of chocolate because manufacturers rarely label their products with this information.
Good Dark chocolate has been found to help control diabetes and blood pressure, according to Italian researchers who said that 100g eaten every day lowered blood pressure thanks to an antioxidant called flavanol.
Based on the assumption that antioxidants contribute to photoprotection and maintenance of skin health via its flavanol content, researchers assigned two groups of women to consume either a high flavanol (326 mg per day) or low flavanol (27 mg per day) cocoa powder dissolved in 100 mL of water for 12 weeks.