MARS Center for Cocoa Health Science is based at University of California – Davis Campus (which is near Sacramento). Ronald Krauss, one of the authors of Astrup’s 2019 paper WHO draft guidelines on dietary saturated and trans fatty acids: time for a new approach? is based at University of California – San Francisco campus.
MARS has contributed $40 million to fund the institute.
Between 2000 and 2021, the MARS institute has produced 157 articles extolling the benefits of chocolate and cocoa.
“Everyone knows” that chocolate is really healthy and good for you based on research such as this.