Cocoa, Blood Flow and the Brain

Haskell, Crystal and Watson, Anthony (2013) Cocoa, Blood Flow and the Brain. In: Bioactives in Fruit: Health Benefits and Functional Foods. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 367-384. ISBN 978-0470674970

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118635551.ch16

Abstract

This chapter explores the relationship between cocoa consumption, specifically flavan-3-ols, and brain activity as assessed by human intervention studies. Wherever possible, studies included will be conducted according to randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind procedures. Evidence from animal studies and human cardiovascular studies are also included, where appropriate, to provide potential mechanisms relevant to cognition. As the effects of caffeine and theobromine have also been the focus of research with regards the effects of cocoa on cognition, relevant studies of these compounds are also included. Support for intervention studies showing effects of cocoa relevant to blood flow and the brain comes from recent epidemiological research.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Crystal Haskell now known as Crystal Haskell-Ramsay.
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 16:06
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 15:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16980

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