Chronic consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa improves endothelial function and decreases vascular cell adhesion molecule in hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women.

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Endothelial dysfunction characterizes many disease states including subclinical atherosclerosis. The consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa and cocoa-based products has been shown to improve endothelial function in both compromised and otherwise normal, healthy individuals when administered either acutely or over a period of several days, or weeks. Women… (More)

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@article{WangPolagruto2006ChronicCO, title={Chronic consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa improves endothelial function and decreases vascular cell adhesion molecule in hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women.}, author={Janice F Wang-Polagruto and Amparo C. Villablanca and John A. Polagruto and Luke P. Lee and Roberta R. Holt and Heather R Schrader and Jodi L. Ensunsa and Francene M. Steinberg and Harold H. Schmitz and Carl L. Keen}, journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology}, year={2006}, volume={47 Suppl 2}, pages={S177-86; discussion S206-9} }