Medicinal Chocolate . . . Part 2

February 28, 2008

By Janet Raloff, 15:02 PM April 23, 2008

I’m still waiting to hear back from Silas Deane about the studies funded by his group—the National Foundation for Cancer Research—on the cancer-fighting benefits attributable to chocolate antioxidants. However, when Deane and I spoke on Tuesday, I did question him about whether the compounds that proved beneficial in his group’s study were the same flavonoids that have proven useful in reducing risks associated with heart disease. He said they were.

He also emailed me a 2-year-old paper tha...

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