Studies related to Cutaneous Blood Flow and Cocoa Extract

Long-term Ingestion Of High Flavanol Cocoa Provides Photoprotection Against UV-induced Erythema And Improves Skin Condition In Women

Effect Increase
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 24
Sex Female
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
326mg/day cocoa flavanol supplementation decreased UV-induced skin damage by 15% after 6 weeks and 25% after 12 weeks.
Funding issues for this study:
Work supported by Mars Inc., which manufactures the cocoa extract.