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
Number of pages14
JournalCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


  • Addiction
  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Platelets
  • Psychology
  • Vasoactivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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