Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Taketo Yamaji

R&D Division, Meiji Co., Ltd., 1-29-1 Nanakuni, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan

  • Research Article   
    Beneficial Effects of the Intake of Chocolate-covered Almonds on Bowel Movement and Skin Conditions
    Author(s): Yukari Kato*, Midori Natsume, Kyoko Ito, Aiko Nakano, Kosuke Ozawa, Masayuki Sato, Taketo Yamaji and Hiroyoshi Inoue

    Background: It has been reported that chocolates and almonds have a wide variety of health benefits. Chocolatecovered almonds (almond chocolates) are popular chocolate confectioneries in Japan. However, their health benefits have not yet been explored to date. To clarify their health benefits, we investigated the beneficial effects of the intake of almond chocolates on bowel movement and skin conditions. Methods: This single-blinded (investigator-blinded) parallel-group comparison study was conducted on women with a tendency toward constipation and subjective symptoms of dry skin. The study included 36 participants who consumed eight pieces (approximately 30 g) of almond chocolates daily in the treatment (intake) group and 35 participants in the control (no intake) group. Bowel movement and skin conditions of these individuals were evaluated based on .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9600.21.11.1000788

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