Chocolate and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review

@article{Ding2006ChocolateAP,
  title={Chocolate and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review},
  author={Eric L. Ding and Susan M Hutfless and Xin Ding and Saket Girotra},
  journal={Nutrition & Metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={2 - 2}
}
BACKGROUND Consumption of chocolate has been often hypothesized to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to chocolate's high levels of stearic acid and antioxidant flavonoids. However, debate still lingers regarding the true long term beneficial cardiovascular effects of chocolate overall. METHODS We reviewed English-language MEDLINE publications from 1966 through January 2005 for experimental, observational, and clinical studies of relations between cocoa, cacao, chocolate… CONTINUE READING
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