Heart Healthy Aging with Nutrition

Mar 16, 2016 2:25 PM ET

The heart and cardiovascular system undergo changes as we age that can lead to increased risk for disease. However, some of these changes may be preventable through lifestyle changes, including dietary changes. Some bioactive compounds, such as cocoa flavanols, have emerged as a promising dietary intervention for cardiovascular health. . Science from collaborations of leading experts in academia and industry are finding that the unique combination of flavanols found in cocoa may promote a healthy heart and cardiovascular system by supporting healthy blood flow. See all of the Nutrition & Healthy Aging pocket films at the Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science (MCCHS). These films were created by the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with MCCHS. 

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