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Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Volume 52, 2012 – Issue 3

Date Fruits (Phoenix dactylifera Linn): An Emerging Medicinal Food

Praveen K. Vayalil

Pages 249-271


Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Volume 48, 2008 – Issue 10

Nutritional and Functional Properties of Dates: A Review

Mohamed Ali Al-Farsi* & Chang Yong Lee

Pages 877-887


J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011;31(1):29-31. doi: 10.3109/01443615.2010.522267.

The effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labour and delivery.

Al-Kuran O1, Al-Mehaisen L, Bawadi H, Beitawi S, Amarin Z


Nutr J. 2011; 10: 59.

Published online 2011 May 28. doi:  10.1186/1475-2891-10-59

PMCID: PMC3112406

Glycemic indices of five varieties of dates in healthy and diabetic subjects

Juma M Alkaabi,1 Bayan Al-Dabbagh,1 Shakeel Ahmad,2 Hussein F Saadi,1 Salah Gariballa,1 and Mustafa Al Ghazali2


Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2008 Aug;48(7):672-80. doi: 10.1080/10408390701636211.

Potential oral health benefits of cranberry.

Bodet C1, Grenier D, Chandad F, Ofek I, Steinberg D, Weiss EI


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet].

Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections

This version published: 2013; Review content assessed as up-to-date: September 10, 2012

J Can Dent Assoc. 2010;76:a130.

Cranberry polyphenols: potential benefits for dental caries and periodontal disease.

Bonifait L1, Grenier D


Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2010 Aug;50(7):666-79. doi: 10.1080/10408390903044107.

Bioactive compounds in cranberries and their biological properties.

Côté J1, Caillet S, Doyon G, Sylvain JF, Lacroix M


Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition

Chapter 6Cranberry

Catherine C. Neto and Joe A. Vinson

Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012 Jun; 67(6): 661–667.

doi:  10.6061/clinics/2012(06)18

PMCID: PMC3370320

Cranberries and lower urinary tract infection prevention

Marcelo Hisano,I Homero Bruschini,I Antonio Carlos Nicodemo,II and Miguel SrougiI


Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2005;14(2):120-30.

Enhancing health benefits of berries through phenolic antioxidant enrichment: focus on cranberry.

Vattem DA1, Ghaedian R, Shetty K


Adv Nutr. 2013 Nov; 4(6): 618–632.

Published online 2013 Nov 6. doi:  10.3945/an.113.004473

PMCID: PMC3823508

Cranberries and Their Bioactive Constituents in Human Health1,2

Jeffrey B. Blumberg,3,* Terri A. Camesano,4 Aedin Cassidy,5 Penny Kris-Etherton,6 Amy Howell,7 Claudine Manach,8 Luisa M. Ostertag,5 Helmut Sies,9 Ann Skulas-Ray,6 and Joseph A. Vita10


Antioxidants (Basel). 2016 Sep; 5(3): 27.

Published online 2016 Aug 18. doi:  10.3390/antiox5030027

PMCID: PMC5039576

Cranberries and Cancer: An Update of Preclinical Studies Evaluating the Cancer Inhibitory Potential of Cranberry and Cranberry Derived Constituents

Katherine M. Weh,1 Jennifer Clarke,2,3,4 and Laura A. Kresty1,*

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Academic Editor


Optom Vis Sci. 2011 Feb;88(2):257-62. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e318205a18f.

Goji berry effects on macular characteristics and plasma antioxidant levels.

Bucheli P1, Vidal K, Shen L, Gu Z, Zhang C, Miller LE, Wang J


Nutr Rev. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 Mar 31.

Published in final edited form as:

Nutr Rev. 2010 Mar; 68(3): 168–177.

doi:  10.1111/j.1753-4887.2010.00273.x

PMCID: PMC3068482


Berries: emerging impact on cardiovascular health

Arpita Basu, Michael Rhone, and Timothy J Lyons


Ceylon Med J. 2006 Jun;51(2):47-51.

Coconut fats.

Amarasiri WA1, Dissanayake AS.


Br J Nutr. 2015 Jul 14;114(1):1-14. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515001452. Epub 2015 May 22.

The role of dietary coconut for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: potential mechanisms of action.

Fernando WM1, Martins IJ1, Goozee KG1, Brennan CS2, Jayasena V3, Martins RN1


Nutr Rev. 2016 Apr;74(4):267-80. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuw002. Epub 2016 Mar 5.

Coconut oil consumption and cardiovascular risk factors in humans.

Eyres L1, Eyres MF2, Chisholm A2, Brown RC2


Exp Ther Med. 2015 Jan; 9(1): 39–42.

Published online 2014 Nov 3. doi:  10.3892/etm.2014.2045

PMCID: PMC4247320

Antistress and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in vivo



Postgrad Med. 2014 Nov;126(7):76-83. doi: 10.3810/pgm.2014.11.2835.

Virgin coconut oil and its potential cardioprotective effects.

Babu AS1, Veluswamy SK, Arena R, Guazzi M, Lavie CJ


Nutr J. 2004; 3: 5.

Published online 2004 May 12. doi:  10.1186/1475-2891-3-5

PMCID: PMC442131

Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits

Jeanelle Boyer1 and Rui Hai Liu1


Adv Nutr. 2011 Sep; 2(5): 408–420.

Published online 2011 Sep 6. doi:  10.3945/an.111.000513

PMCID: PMC3183591

A Comprehensive Review of Apples and Apple Components and Their Relationship to Human Health1,2

Dianne A. Hyson*


EXCLI J. 2016; 15: 565–569.

Published online 2016 Sep 19. doi:  10.17179/excli2016-483

PMCID: PMC5225682

Apple as a source of dietary phytonutrients: an update on the potential health benefits of apple

Tae Kyung Hyun1 and Keum-Il Jang*,2


J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Jul 11;60(27):6694-702. doi: 10.1021/jf2044795. Epub 2012 Feb 17.

Health benefits of almonds beyond cholesterol reduction.

Kamil A1, Chen CY.


Nutrients. 2010 Jul; 2(7): 652–682.

Published online 2010 Jun 24. doi:  10.3390/nu2070652

PMCID: PMC3257681

Health Benefits of Nut Consumption

Emilio Ros


Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov; 67(11): 1205–1214.

Published online 2013 Oct 2. doi:  10.1038/ejcn.2013.184

PMCID: PMC3898316

Appetitive, dietary and health effects of almonds consumed with meals or as snacks: a randomized, controlled trial

S Y Tan1,* and R D Mattes2


Eur J Nutr. 2015 Aug;54(5):803-10. doi: 10.1007/s00394-014-0759-z. Epub 2014 Sep 3.

A mid-morning snack of almonds generates satiety and appropriate adjustment of subsequent food intake in healthy women.

Hull S1, Re R, Chambers L, Echaniz A, Wickham MS


Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Nov;76(5):1000-6.

Effect of diets enriched in almonds on insulin action and serum lipids in adults with normal glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes.

Lovejoy JC1, Most MM, Lefevre M, Greenway FL, Rood JC


Metabolism. 2011 Apr;60(4):474-9. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2010.04.009. Epub 2010 May 23.

Almond consumption improved glycemic control and lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Li SC1, Liu YH, Liu JF, Chang WH, Chen CM, Chen CY.


J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Jan; 4(1): e000993.

Published online 2015 Jan 5. doi:  10.1161/JAHA.114.000993

PMCID: PMC4330049

Effects of Daily Almond Consumption on Cardiometabolic Risk and Abdominal Adiposity in Healthy Adults With Elevated LDL‐Cholesterol: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Claire E. Berryman, PhD, Sheila G. West, PhD, Jennifer A. Fleming, MS, RD, Peter L. Bordi, PhD, and Penny M. Kris‐Etherton, PhD, RD


J Nutr Sci. 2016; 5: e34.

Published online 2016 Aug 16. doi:  10.1017/jns.2016.19

PMCID: PMC5048189

The effects of almond consumption on fasting blood lipid levels: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Kathy Musa-Veloso,* Lina Paulionis, Theresa Poon, and Han Youl Lee


J Nutr. 2015 Oct;145(10):2287-92. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.207944. Epub 2015 Aug 12.

Dietary Almonds Increase Serum HDL Cholesterol in Coronary Artery Disease Patients in a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Jamshed H1, Sultan FA2, Iqbal R3, Gilani AH


Anaerobe. 2014 Apr;26:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2013.11.007. Epub 2013 Dec 3.

Prebiotic effects of almonds and almond skins on intestinal microbiota in healthy adult humans.

Liu Z1, Lin X1, Huang G2, Zhang W1, Rao P1, Ni L3.


J Sci Food Agric. 2016 Mar 30;96(5):1836-43. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.7604. Epub 2016 Feb 16.

In vitro and in vivo evaluation of the prebiotic effect of raw and roasted almonds (Prunus amygdalus).

Liu Z1, Wang W1, Huang G2, Zhang W1, Ni L1


Br J Nutr. 2014 Jun 28;111(12):2146-52. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514000385. Epub 2014 Mar 18.

Effects of almond and pistachio consumption on gut microbiota composition in a randomised cross-over human feeding study.

Ukhanova M1, Wang X1, Baer DJ2, Novotny JA2, Fredborg M1, Mai V1


J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014; 11: 18.

Published online 2014 May 11. doi:  10.1186/1550-2783-11-18

PMCID: PMC4031978

The effect of almond consumption on elements of endurance exercise performance in trained athletes

Muqing Yi,1 Jinde Fu,1 Lili Zhou,1 Hong Gao,1 Chenguang Fan,2 Jing Shao,1 Baohua Xu,1 Qirong Wang,1 Juntao Li,1 Guangwei Huang,3 Karen Lapsley,3 Jeffrey B Blumberg,4 and C-Y Oliver Chen4


J Nutr Metab. 2012; 2012: 265712.

Published online 2012 Nov 29. doi:  10.1155/2012/265712

PMCID: PMC3517848

Is Almond Consumption More Effective Than Reduced Dietary Saturated Fat at Decreasing Plasma Total Cholesterol and LDL-c Levels? A Theoretical Approach

Rudy M. Ortiz, 1 ,* Steven Garcia, 1 and Arnold D. Kim 2


J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Nov 1;54(22):8604-10.

Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae mart. (acai).

Schauss AG1, Wu X, Prior RL, Ou B, Huang D, Owens J, Agarwal A, Jensen GS, Hart AN, Shanbrom E


Nutr Rev. 2010 Mar; 68(3): 168–177.

doi:  10.1111/j.1753-4887.2010.00273.x

PMCID: PMC3068482


Berries: emerging impact on cardiovascular health

Arpita Basu, Michael Rhone, and Timothy J Lyons


Food Chem. 2015 Jul 15;179:137-51. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.01.055. Epub 2015 Feb 4.

Amazon acai: chemistry and biological activities: a review.

Yamaguchi KK1, Pereira LF1, Lamarão CV1, Lima ES2, da Veiga-Junior VF3


Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011; 2011: 531053.

Published online 2010 Oct 19. doi:  10.1093/ecam/nen058

PMCID: PMC3136577

Spirulina in Clinical Practice: Evidence-Based Human Applications

  1. D. Karkos, 1 ,* S. C. Leong, 1 C. D. Karkos, 2 N. Sivaji, 1 and D. A. Assimakopoulos 3


Cardiovasc Ther. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 Aug 1.

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Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Aug; 28(4): e33–e45.

doi:  10.1111/j.1755-5922.2010.00200.x

PMCID: PMC2907180


Hypolipidemic, Antioxidant and Antiinflammatory Activities of Microalgae Spirulina

Ruitang Deng1 and Te-Jin Chow2


J Med Food. 2013 Feb; 16(2): 103–111.

doi:  10.1089/jmf.2012.2468

PMCID: PMC3576896

Health Benefits of Blue-Green Algae: Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Chai Siah Ku, Yue Yang, Youngki Park, and Jiyoung Lee


Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016;20(1):150-6.

Effects of spirulina consumption on body weight, blood pressure, and endothelial function in overweight hypertensive Caucasians: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.

Miczke A1, Szulińska M, Hansdorfer-Korzon R, Kręgielska-Narożna M, Suliburska J, Walkowiak J, Bogdański P


Ann Hepatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;13(2):273-83.

Anti-cancer effects of blue-green alga Spirulina platensis, a natural source of bilirubin-like tetrapyrrolic compounds.

Koníčková R1, Vaňková K1, Vaníková J1, Váňová K1, Muchová L1, Subhanová I1, Zadinová M2, Zelenka J3, Dvořák A1, Kolář M4, Strnad H4, Rimpelová S5, Ruml T5, J Wong R6, Vítek L7


Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015: 486120.

Published online 2015 Jan 22. doi:  10.1155/2015/486120

PMCID: PMC4320919

Effect of Spirulina Intervention on Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant Status, and Lipid Profile in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients

Md. Ismail, Md. Faruk Hossain, Arifur Rahman Tanu, and Hossain Uddin Shekhar

Blinkova LP, Gorobets OB, Baturo AP. [Biological activity of Spirulina.] Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 2001;(2): 114-118.

Chamorro-Cevallos G, Garduno-Siciliano L, Barron BL, Madrigal-Bujaidar E, Cruz-Vega DE, Pages N. Chemoprotective effect of Spirulina (Arthrospira) against cyclophosphamide-induced mutagenicity in mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008;46(2):567-74.

Deng R, Chow TJ. Hypolipidemic, antioxidant, and antiinflammatory activities of microalgae Spirulina. Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Aug;28(4):e33-45. Review.

Khan Z, Bhadouria P, Bisen PS. Nutritional and therapeutic potential of Spirulina. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2005 Oct;6(5):373-9. Review


J Food Sci Technol. 2014 Sep; 51(9): 1633–1653.

Published online 2014 Jan 10. doi:  10.1007/s13197-013-1247-9

PMCID: PMC4152533

Flax and flaxseed oil: an ancient medicine & modern functional food

Ankit Goyal, Vivek Sharma, Neelam Upadhyay, Sandeep Gill, and Manvesh Sihag


Can J Cardiol. 2010 Nov; 26(9): 489–496.

PMCID: PMC2989356

The cardiovascular effects of flaxseed and its omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid

Delfin Rodriguez-Leyva, MD, PhD,1,2 Chantal MC Bassett, PhD,1 Richelle McCullough, BSc,1 and Grant N Pierce, PhD1


Vopr Pitan. 2012;81(3):4-10.

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Martinchik AN, Baturin AK, Zubtsov VV, Molofeev VIu


Nutr J. 2015; 14: 71.

Published online 2015 Jul 28. doi:  10.1186/s12937-015-0059-3

PMCID: PMC4517353

Potential protective properties of flax lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside

Muhammad Imran,1 Nazir Ahmad,1 Faqir Muhammad Anjum,1 Muhammad Kamran Khan,1 Zarina Mushtaq,1 Muhammad Nadeem,2 and Shahzad Hussain3


J Nutr. 2015 Apr;145(4):758-65. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.205302. Epub 2015 Mar 4.

Flaxseed consumption may reduce blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials.

Khalesi S1, Irwin C2, Schubert M2


BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013; 13: 275.

Published online 2013 Oct 22. doi:  10.1186/1472-6882-13-275

PMCID: PMC3854496

Medicinal properties of ‘true’ cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): a systematic review

Priyanga Ranasinghe,1 Shehani Pigera,1 GA Sirimal Premakumara,2 Priyadarshani Galappaththy,1 Godwin R Constantine,3 and Prasad Katulanda3


Pharmacognosy Res. 2015 Jun; 7(Suppl 1): S1–S6.

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PMCID: PMC4466762

Cinnamon: Mystic powers of a minute ingredient

Pallavi Kawatra and Rathai Rajagopalan


Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007 May 15;64(10):1033-5.

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Chase CK1, McQueen CE


Diabet Med. 2010 Oct;27(10):1159-67. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2010.03079.x.

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Akilen R1, Tsiami A, Devendra D, Robinson N


Nutr Res. 2014 Feb;34(2):143-8. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2013.11.005. Epub 2013 Dec 6.

Cinnamon may have therapeutic benefits on lipid profile, liver enzymes, insulin resistance, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients.

Askari F1, Rashidkhani B2, Hekmatdoost A3


Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2012 May;63(3):380-6. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2011.627849. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

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Bandara T1, Uluwaduge I, Jansz ER


Nutr Today. 2016 May; 51(3): 133–138.

Published online 2016 May 19. doi:  10.1097/NT.0000000000000160

PMCID: PMC4890834

Pistachios for Health

What Do We Know About This Multifaceted Nut?

Pablo Hernández-Alonso, BSc, Mònica Bulló, BSc, PhD, and Jordi Salas-Salvadó, MD, PhD


Nutr Rev. 2012 Apr;70(4):234-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2011.00467.x.

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Dreher ML1


Br J Nutr. 2015 Apr;113 Suppl 2:S79-93. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514003250.

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Bulló M1, Juanola-Falgarona M1, Hernández-Alonso P1, Salas-Salvadó J1


Nutr Res. 2010 Aug;30(8):511-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2010.07.005.

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J Food Sci. 2013 Jun;78 Suppl 1:ii-iii. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12139.

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J Food Sci. 2013 Jun;78 Suppl 1:A11-7. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12071.

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Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Jul; 17(7): 1156.

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Chiara Di Lorenzo,1 Enrico Sangiovanni,1 Marco Fumagalli,1 Elisa Colombo,1 Gianfranco Frigerio,1 Francesca Colombo,1 Luis Peres de Sousa,2 Ahmet Altindişli,3 Patrizia Restani,1 and Mario Dell’Agli1


Food Nutr Res. 2017; 61(1): 1378567.

Published online 2017 Sep 24. doi:  10.1080/16546628.2017.1378567

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World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Feb 7; 13(5): 748–753.

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Chios mastic treatment of patients with active Crohn’s disease

Andriana C Kaliora, Maria G Stathopoulou, John K Triantafillidis, George VZ Dedoussis, and Nikolaos K Andrikopoulos


Nutr J. 2011; 10: 64.

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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Feb; 51(2): 551–559.

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Sotirios Paraschos,1 Prokopios Magiatis,1 Sofia Mitakou,1,* Kalliopi Petraki,2 Antonios Kalliaropoulos,2 Petros Maragkoudakis,2 Andreas Mentis,2 Dionyssios Sgouras,2,* and Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis1


Nat Prod Bioprospect. 2014 Aug; 4(4): 227–231.

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Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016 May;23(7):722-9. doi: 10.1177/2047487315603186. Epub 2015 Aug 26.

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Kartalis A1, Didagelos M2, Georgiadis I2, Benetos G2, Smyrnioudis N2, Marmaras H3, Voutas P2, Zotika C2, Garoufalis S2, Andrikopoulos G4


Curr Med Chem. 2012;19(14):2292-302.

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J Biomed Biotechnol. 2012; 2012: 171956.

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The Promising Future of Chia, Salvia hispanica L.

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J Food Sci Technol. 2016 Apr; 53(4): 1750–1758.

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Nutritional and therapeutic perspectives of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.): a review

Rahman Ullah, M. Nadeem, A. Khalique, M. Imran, S. Mehmood, A. Javid, and J. Hussain


J Biomed Biotechnol. 2012;2012:171956. doi: 10.1155/2012/171956. Epub 2012 Nov 21.

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J Chromatogr A. 2014 Jun 13;1346:43-8. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2014.04.007. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

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Br J Nutr. 2009 Jan;101(1):41-50. doi: 10.1017/S000711450899053X. Epub 2008 May 20.

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J Food Sci Technol. 2015 Feb; 52(2): 662–675.

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Prasad Rasane, Alok Jha, Latha Sabikhi, Arvind Kumar, and V. S. Unnikrishnan


Nutr Rev. 2009 Dec;67(12):731-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00256.x.

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Br J Nutr. 2014 Oct;112 Suppl 2:S1-3.

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Br J Nutr. 2014 Oct;112 Suppl 2:S31-43. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514002293.

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Br J Nutr. 2014 Oct;112 Suppl 2:S75-9. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514002724.

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Xue Li,1,2 Xiaxia Cai,1,3 Xiaotao Ma,1,4 Lulu Jing,1 Jiaojiao Gu,1 Lei Bao,1,5 Jun Li,6 Meihong Xu,1 Zhaofeng Zhang,1 and Yong Li1


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Wiley Online Library, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 2012 July;11(4): 355-365
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Cocoa Bioactive Compounds: Significance and Potential for the Maintenance of Skin Health

Giovanni Scapagnini,1,2,* Sergio Davinelli,1,2 Laura Di Renzo,3 Antonino De Lorenzo,3 Hector Hugo Olarte,4 Giuseppe Micali,5 Arrigo F. Cicero,6 and Salvador Gonzalez7,8


Nutrients. 2013 Oct; 5(10): 4159–4173.

Published online 2013 Oct 18. doi:  10.3390/nu5104159

PMCID: PMC3820066

Health Benefits of Methylxanthines in Cacao and Chocolate

Rafael Franco,1,2,* Ainhoa Oñatibia-Astibia,1 and Eva Martínez-Pinilla1


Front Pharmacol. 2013; 4: 71.

Published online 2013 Jun 4. doi:  10.3389/fphar.2013.00071

PMCID: PMC3671179

The effects of cocoa on the immune system

Francisco J. Pérez-Cano,1,2 Malen Massot-Cladera,1,2 Àngels Franch,1,2 Cristina Castellote,1,2 and Margarida Castell1,2,*


Neth J Med. 2013 Mar;71(2):63-8.

Chocolate/cocoa and human health: a review.

Latif R1

Am J Hypertens. 2005 Jun;18(6):785-91.

Effect of dark chocolate on arterial function in healthy individuals.

Vlachopoulos C1, Aznaouridis K, Alexopoulos N, Economou E, Andreadou I, Stefanadis C


Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014: 945951.

Published online 2014 May 27. doi:  10.1155/2014/945951

PMCID: PMC4058496

Central Arterial Hemodynamic Effects of Dark Chocolate Ingestion in Young Healthy People: A Randomized and Controlled Trial

  1. Pereira, 1 ,* J. Maldonado, 2 M. Laranjeiro, 1 R. Coutinho, 1 E. Cardoso, 1 I. Andrade, 1 and J. Conde 1


Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2012; 2012: 906252.

Published online 2012 Oct 24. doi:  10.1155/2012/906252

PMCID: PMC3488419

Cocoa Polyphenols and Their Potential Benefits for Human Health

  1. Andújar, M. C. Recio, R. M. Giner, and J. L. Ríos


Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2014 Oct; 8(4): 393–401.

PMCID: PMC4350893

Effects of chocolate intake on Perceived Stress; a Controlled Clinical Study

Ahmed Al Sunni and Rabia Latif


J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Oct 4;54(20):7717-23.

Antioxidant activities and anthocyanin content of fresh fruits of common fig (Ficus carica L.).

Solomon A1, Golubowicz S, Yablowicz Z, Grossman S, Bergman M, Gottlieb HE, Altman A, Kerem Z, Flaishman MA


Int J Dermatol. 2007 May;46(5):524-6.

Comparative study of fig tree efficacy in the treatment of common warts (Verruca vulgaris) vs. cryotherapy.

Bohlooli S1, Mohebipoor A, Mohammadi S, Kouhnavard M, Pashapoor S


J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Nov 9;59(21):11696-702. doi: 10.1021/jf202707y. Epub 2011 Oct 13.

Effect of drying of figs (Ficus carica L.) on the contents of sugars, organic acids, and phenolic compounds.

Slatnar A1, Klancar U, Stampar F, Veberic R


J Am Coll Nutr. 2005 Feb;24(1):44-50.

Dried fruits: excellent in vitro and in vivo antioxidants.

Vinson JA1, Zubik L, Bose P, Samman N, Proch J


Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 546357.

Published online 2014 Jun 19. doi:  10.1155/2014/546357

PMCID: PMC4090508

Chronic Dietary Supplementation of 4% Figs on the Modification of Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease Transgenic Mouse Model

Selvaraju Subash, 1 , 2 Musthafa Mohamed Essa, 1 , 2 ,* Abdullah Al-Asmi, 2 , 3 Samir Al-Adawi, 2 , 3 and Ragini Vaishnav