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First Official Dietary Recommendations for Flavanols Revealed

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Recommending 400-600 milligrams of flavanols per day to support cardiometabolic health addresses the global health challenge of cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. is intended for

Catherine Kwik-Uribe, Ph.D., Vice President of Science & Regulatory Affairs, Applied Science & Nutrition at Mars Edge, said the advisory issued last week (October 11) is exciting for the industry. .

“For more than 20 years, scientists and others on Mars have studied flavanols and how they benefit human health. This recommendation is an important milestone in this emerging nutritional field. .na

“This recommendation will stimulate greater interest and awareness of the important role flavanols can play in health and nutrition, from health professionals to consumers, and may soon be fully included in global dietary guidelines.” I hope to foster some conversation.”na

She adds that she finds the recommendations particularly impressive because they focus on promoting health rather than preventing deficiencies, which is the most common approach when making recommendations for things like vitamins and minerals.

The letter of recommendation reads: “There is moderate evidence in the literature supporting cardiometabolic protection from flavan-3-ol intakes in the range of 400 to 600 mg per day. , total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, and insulin/glucose kinetics) had the strongest evidence. na