Dietary cocoa ameliorates obesity-related inflammation in high fat-fed mice.

  title={Dietary cocoa ameliorates obesity-related inflammation in high fat-fed mice.},
  author={Yeyi Gu and Shan Yu and Joshua D Lambert},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  volume={53 1},
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of cocoa powder supplementation on obesity-related inflammation in high fat (HF)-fed obese mice. METHODS Male C57BL/6J (n = 126) were fed with either low-fat (LF, 10 % kcal from fat) or HF (60 % kcal from fat) diet for 18 weeks. After 8 weeks, mice from HF group were randomized to HF diet or HF diet supplemented with 8 % cocoa powder (HF-HFC group) for 10 weeks. Blood and tissue samples were collected for biochemical analyses. RESULTS Cocoa powder… CONTINUE READING
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