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Cocoa Reduces Blood Pressure and Insulin Resistance and Improves Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation in Hypertensives
DC decreased BP and serum LDL cholesterol, improved FMD, and ameliorated insulin sensitivity in hypertensives, suggesting that, while balancing total calorie intake, flavanols from cocoa products may provide some cardiovascular benefit if included as part of a healthy diet for patients with EH.
A prospective study of the prevalence of primary aldosteronism in 1,125 hypertensive patients.
Short-term administration of dark chocolate is followed by a significant increase in insulin sensitivity and a decrease in blood pressure in healthy persons.
Dark, but not white, chocolate decreases blood pressure and improves insulin sensitivity in healthy persons and the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and the quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKI).
Blood pressure is reduced and insulin sensitivity increased in glucose-intolerant, hypertensive subjects after 15 days of consuming high-polyphenol dark chocolate.
FRDC ameliorated insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function, decreased BP, and increased FMD in IGT hypertensive patients, suggesting flavanol-rich, low-energy cocoa food products may have a positive impact on CVD risk factors.
Cocoa flavanol consumption improves cognitive function, blood pressure control, and metabolic profile in elderly subjects: the Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study—a randomized controlled
This dietary intervention study provides evidence that regular CF consumption can reduce some measures of age-related cognitive dysfunction, possibly through an improvement in insulin sensitivity, and suggests that the habitual intake of flavanols can support healthy cognitive function with age.
Black tea consumption dose-dependently improves flow-mediated dilation in healthy males
This study is the first showing black tea ingestion dose dependently improved flow-mediated dilation and decreased peripheral arterial stiffness in healthy volunteers, and suggests that worldwide all tea drinkers could benefit from protective cardiovascular effects exerted by tea.
Comparison of the Captopril and the Saline Infusion Test for Excluding Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma
Both the CAPT and the SAL are safe and moderately accurate for excluding APA; at a sodium intake >7.6 g per day, the SAL offers no advantage over the easier-to-perform CAPT.
Benefits in Cognitive Function, Blood Pressure, and Insulin Resistance Through Cocoa Flavanol Consumption in Elderly Subjects With Mild Cognitive Impairment: The Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA)
To the best of the knowledge, this is the first dietary intervention study demonstrating that the regular consumption of cocoa flavanols might be effective in improving cognitive function in elderly subjects with mild cognitive impairment.
Preprocedural Level of Soluble CD40L Is Predictive of Enhanced Inflammatory Response and Restenosis After Coronary Angioplasty
It is concluded that increased sCD40L is associated with late restenosis after PTCA, which may provide an important biochemical link between restanosis and aspirin-insensitive platelet activation and provide a rationale for studies with new antiplatelet treatments in patients who underwent PTC a.
Is it time to revise the normal range of serum uric acid levels?
The findings strongly suggest to carefully reconsider the concept of "asymptomaticity" for chronic hyperuricemia and to revise the normal range of serum uric acid levels also considering the progressive worldwide increase of circulating levels of uric Acid, which could lead to a "shift to right" of normal range.