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Cocoa to exert cardiovascular benefits

A number of previous studies have identified a role for cocoa to exert cardiovascular benefits, most notably via the food's rich content of antioxidant polyphenols, consumption of which has been shown to boost HDL ("good") cholesterol levels and decrease LDL ("bad")cholesterol levels.

Probiotics improve health of children, but AAP plays it down with skepticism

In a new report summarizing the findings of several studies into the health benefits of probiotics for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges evidence of benefits but attempts to play it down by emphasizing that the science is not yet strong enough to recommend many uses.

Resveratrol, curcumin and berries assist cellular housekeeping and slow aging

Every cell in our body generates waste that must be removed to preserve normal function. This process is called autophagy and is known to decline in efficiency as we age.