Effects of sugar-sweetened and sugar-free cocoa on endothelial function in overweight adults.

@article{Njike2011EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sugar-sweetened and sugar-free cocoa on endothelial function in overweight adults.},
  author={Valentine Y Njike and Zubaida Faridi and Kerem Shuval and Suparna Dutta and Colin D. Kay and Sheila G. West and Penny M Kris-Etherton and David L Katz},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={83-8}
}
BACKGROUND Studies of cocoa suggest an array of cardiovascular benefits; however, the effects of daily intake of sugar-free and sugar-sweetened cocoa beverages on endothelial function (EF) have yet to be established. METHODS 44 adults (BMI 25-35 kg/m2) participated in a randomized, controlled, crossover trial. Participants were randomly assigned to a treatment sequence: sugar-free cocoa beverage, sugar-sweetened cocoa beverage, and sugar-sweetened cocoa-free placebo. Treatments were… CONTINUE READING

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