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Dark chocolate could reduce heart disease risk, says study

Dark chocolate could reduce heart disease risk, says study | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Cocoa compounds found in dark chocolate can reduce blood pressure in the short term and could help guard against cardiovascular disease, according to a recently released study.
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Epicatechin ingested via cocoa products reduc... [Am J Clin Nutr. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

Epicatechin ingested via cocoa products reduc... [Am J Clin Nutr. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Four meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials showed that cocoa consumption can reduce systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP).


This review examined the consistent connection with respect to epicatechin (flavanol found in cocoa).

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