Chocolate and Health

Editors: Paoletti, R., Poli, A., Conti, A., Visioli, F. (Eds.)

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  • Includes biomedical research, psychology, and food technology
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Cocoa and chocolate are the subjects of much research in the fields of food chemistry, food technology, and health science. We now know that cocoa contains a remarkable number of bioactive compounds, and these are being tested in humans to verify their disease prevention characteristics.

This state of the art text thoroughly explores the different aspects of the relationship between chocolate and health. After introductory discussion of the historical background, careful attention is devoted to technological developments designed to improve the health-giving qualities of chocolate and biochemical and clinical trials of cocoa and its components. Various health impacts of cocoa and chocolate are thoroughly evaluated, including acute vascular effects and effects on blood pressure, blood lipids, and platelets. Psychological drivers of chocolate consumption and craving are also considered.

Readers will find this book to be a rich source of essential information on cocoa and chocolate, their purported health-giving qualities, and the advances that are being made in this area.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Chocolate as Medicine: A Changing Framework of Evidence Throughout History

    Wilson, Philip K.

    Pages 1-16

  • Industrial Treatment of Cocoa in Chocolate Production: Health Implications

    Bernaert, Herwig (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Biomarkers of Cocoa Consumption

    Khan, Nasiruddin (et al.)

    Pages 33-40

  • Botany and Pharmacognosy of the Cacao Tree

    Colombo, Maria Laura (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • Chocolate and Health: A Brief Review of the Evidence

    Visioli, Francesco (et al.)

    Pages 63-75

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-2038-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2037-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chocolate and Health
Editors
  • Rodolfo Paoletti
  • Andrea Poli
  • Ario Conti
  • Francesco Visioli
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2038-2
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2038-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2037-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 153
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