Acute cocoa Flavanols intake has minimal effects on exercise-induced oxidative stress and nitric oxide production in healthy cyclists: a randomized controlled trial

@article{Decroix2017AcuteCF,
  title={Acute cocoa Flavanols intake has minimal effects on exercise-induced oxidative stress and nitric oxide production in healthy cyclists: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Lieselot Decroix and C. Tonoli and D. D. Soares and A. Descat and Marie-Jos{\'e} Drittij-Reijnders and Antje R Weseler and A. Bast and W. Stahl and E. Heyman and R. Meeusen},
  journal={Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition},
  year={2017},
  volume={14}
}
  • Lieselot Decroix, C. Tonoli, +7 authors R. Meeusen
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
  • BackgroundCocoa flavanols (CF) can stimulate vasodilation by improved nitric oxide (NO) synthesis and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities. This study aimed to examine whether acute CF intake can affect exercise-induced changes in antioxidant capacity, oxidative stress, inflammation and NO production, as well as exercise performance and recovery in well-trained cyclists.MethodsTwelve well-trained male cyclists (mean ± SD age, VO2max: 30 ± 3 years, 63.0 ± 3.5 ml/kg/min) participated… CONTINUE READING
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