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Anti-free radical effects of dark chocolate in radical damage and constipation.

  title={Anti-free radical effects of dark chocolate in radical damage and constipation.},
  author={Marcellus Simadibrata},
  journal={Acta medica Indonesiana},
  volume={43 4},
Damage from free radicals or oxidative stress has been proven as one of the risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, degenerative disease, memory loss, damage due to ultraviolet, cancer and others.1-3 Chocolate contains potential antioxidant 120 per 100 grams. The contents of antioxidants in chocolate are around 4 times higher than green tea and twice that of red wine.1 Many studies show that chocolate contains bioflavonoids (flavanols, polyphenols, theobromine), Essential fatty… 
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