Cocoa consumption dose-dependently improves flow-mediated dilation and arterial stiffness decreasing blood pressure in healthy individuals.

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BACKGROUND Cocoa flavonoids exert beneficial vascular effects and reduce the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, the involved mechanisms have not been clarified and no study has yet focused on the dose-response effects. OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the effects of different doses of cocoa flavonoids on flow-mediated dilation… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000412

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