Aging and vascular responses to flavanol-rich cocoa

  title={Aging and vascular responses to flavanol-rich cocoa},
  author={Naomi D.L. Fisher and Norman K. Hollenberg},
  journal={Journal of Hypertension},
Objectives Strong evidence has secured aging as a powerful predictor of both cardiovascular risk and endothelial dysfunction, yet specific treatment is not available. We tested the hypothesis that vascular responsiveness to flavanol-rich cocoa increases with advancing age. We have previously shown that flavanol-rich cocoa induced peripheral vasodilation, improving endothelial function via a nitric oxide (NO)-dependent mechanism. Methods We studied blood pressure and peripheral arterial… 

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