Cocoa, Hazelnuts, Sterols and Soluble Fiber Cream Reduces Lipids and Inflammation Biomarkers in Hypertensive Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

@inproceedings{Sol2012CocoaHS,
  title={Cocoa, Hazelnuts, Sterols and Soluble Fiber Cream Reduces Lipids and Inflammation Biomarkers in Hypertensive Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Rosa Sol{\`a} and Rosa Maria Valls and Gemma God{\`a}s and Gloria Perez-Busquets and Josep Ribalta and Josefa Girona and Mercedes Heras and Anna Cabr{\'e} and Antoni Castro and Gema Dom{\'e}nech and Ferran Torres and Llu{\'i}s Masana and Neus Angl{\'e}s and Jordi Reguant and Bartolom{\'e} Ram{\'i}rez and Joaquim M. Barriach},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Cocoa, mixed with other food ingredients, intake can have beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarkers. We compared the effects of 4 cocoa cream products on some of these biomarkers. METHODS AND FINDINGS In this multi-centered, randomized, controlled, double-blind, parallel trial, volunteers (n = 113; age range: 43-65 years) who were pre-hypertensive, stage-1 hypertensive and hypercholesterolemic received one of 4 cocoa cream products (13 g/unit; 1 g cocoa/unit, 6… CONTINUE READING
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