Chocolate, lifestyle, and health

Francesco Visioli, Herwig Bernaert, Roberto Corti, Claudio Ferri, Stan Heptinstall, Enrico Molinari, Andrea Poli, Mauro Serafini, Henk J Smit, Joe A Vinson, Francesco Violi, Rodolfo Paoletti

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Interest in the biological activities of cocoa polyphenols is increasing steadily. In fact, the high polyphenol content of cocoa, coupled with its widespread presence in many food items, render this food of particular interest from the nutritional and “pharmacological” viewpoints. This paper summarizes the new findings and developments regarding the effects of cocoa and chocolate consumption on human health as presented at the International Conference “Chocolate, Lifestyle, and Health” (Milan, Italy, March 2, 2007) regarding the effects of cocoa and chocolate consumption on human health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-312-312
JournalCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Antioxidants
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cacao
  • Diet
  • Dietary Sucrose
  • Energy Intake
  • Flavonoids
  • Flavonols
  • Food Handling
  • Food Preferences
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Leukocytes
  • Life Style
  • Phenols
  • Polyphenols
  • Substance-Related Disorders


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