Patent Number: 7,820,713

Title: Cocoa extracts as antioxidants

Abstract: Disclosed and claimed are cocoa extracts such as polyphenols or procyanidins, methods for preparing such extracts, as well as uses for them, especially as antineoplastic agents and antioxidants. Disclosed and claimed are antineoplastic compositions containing cocoa polyphenols or procyanidins and methods for treating patients employing the compositions. Additionally disclosed and claimed is a kit for treating a patient in need of treatment with an antineoplastic agent containing cocoa polyphenols or procyanidins as well as a lyophilized antineoplastic composition containing cocoa polyphenols or procyanidins. Further, disclosed and claimed is the use of the invention in antioxidant, preservative and topoisomerase-inhibiting compositions and methods.

Inventors: Romanczyk, Jr.; Leo J. (Hackettstown, NJ), Hammerstone, Jr.; John F. (Nazareth, PA), Buck; Margaret M. (Morristown, NJ)

Assignee: Mars, Incorporated

International Classification: A01N 43/16 (20060101); C07D 313/00 (20060101); A23L 1/28 (20060101); A61K 31/35 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00