Type 2 diabetics who consumed pure cocoa witnessed a 30% increase in arterial blood flow." Journal of American College of Cardiology.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012
The heart health benefits of dark chocolate (cocoa powder) have been coming to light in the past couple of years. For type 2 diabetics there is additional promise for the use of cocoa powder (pure chocolate without the fats and sugars of processed chocolate).
According to the Journal of American College of Cardiology June 3rd addition type 2 diabetics who consumed pure cocoa witnessed a 30% increase in arterial blood flow.
At the American Heart Institute’s conference in 2011 Harvard researchers looked at 21 studies involving 2,575 participants and found that cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improved blood vessel health, and improvement in cholesterol levles, among other benefits. Eric L. Ding, PhD, of Harvard Medical School believes the healths benefits come from polyphonic flavonoids in cocoa.
A presentation at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2011 Congress showed that people who consumed the most chocolate had a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with people who consumed the lease amount of chocolate.
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By James Lowenstein