Research Links Dark Chocolate To Improved Mitochondrial Structure In Heart Failure And Diabetes Patients

A clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa, a flavonoid found in dark chocolate, reported For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: Vending and refreshment service operators will find it helpful to position themselves as health and wellness information resources. This requires compiling health and nutrition information and making it available to customers.

Automatic Merchandiser provided an reproducible guide, “Vend Chocolate For Health,” in October 2010. To access and copy this 1-page document, click here. 07-13-12 By Elliot Maras