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EATING CHOCOLATE COULD LOWER CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

By Silvia / June 7, 2010

A study carried out by Chinese researchers suggests that consuming chocolate could reduce cholesterol levels in some people. Dr Rutai Hui of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing found that chocolate could help people, but only those who already had risk factors for heart disease, and only when […]

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COFFEE DRINKERS LESS AFFECTED BY ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

By Silvia / February 22, 2010

Coffee drinkers are less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances, according to a report presented at the American Heart Association’s 50th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, California found that men and women who reported drinking four or more cups of […]

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HERSHEY ANALYSES HEALTHFUL COCOA COMPOUND

By Silvia / February 21, 2010

Two scientific publications recently reported on improved methods for determining the amount of flavanol, an antioxidant, in cocoa and chocolate. The research, sponsored by The Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition, was collaboration between scientists at The Hershey Company and other scientific laboratories. Scientists at Planta Analytica in Danbury, Connecticut isolated and separated cocoa flavanol […]

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STUDY CLAIMS COFFEE PROTECTS AGAINST LIVER FIBROSIS

By Silvia / January 11, 2010

Researchers in the US say patients suffering from the hepatitis C virus who consumed more than two cups of coffee daily experienced milder liver fibrosis as a result. Liver fibrosis, or scarring of the liver, is the second stage of liver disease, and is characterized by a degradation of liver function. Dr Apurva Modi, the […]

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