Dark chocolate effect on platelet activity, C-reactive protein and lipid profile: a pilot study.

@article{Hamed2008DarkCE,
  title={Dark chocolate effect on platelet activity, C-reactive protein and lipid profile: a pilot study.},
  author={Miruais S Hamed and Steven R. Gambert and Kevin P. Bliden and Oscar Bailon and Anand Singla and Mark J. Antonino and Fatema Hamed and Udaya S. Tantry and Paul A Gurbel},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 12},
  pages={1203-8}
}
BACKGROUND Dark chocolate (DC) is one of the richest sources of flavonoids. Since DC has been demonstrated to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, our study examined its effect on platelet reactivity, inflammation, and lipid levels in healthy subjects. METHODS In 28 healthy volunteers, we analyzed the effect of one week of DC (providing 700 mg of flavonoids/day). The primary outcome was to determine the effects of DC consumption on platelet activity measured by flow cytometry… CONTINUE READING

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