Flavanol-rich chocolate acutely improves arterial function and working memory performance counteracting the effects of sleep deprivation in healthy individuals.

@article{Grassi2016FlavanolrichCA,
  title={Flavanol-rich chocolate acutely improves arterial function and working memory performance counteracting the effects of sleep deprivation in healthy individuals.},
  author={D Grassi and Valentina Socci and Daniela Tempesta and Claudio Ferri and Luigi De Gennaro and Giovambattista Desideri and Michele Ferrara},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={1298-308}
}
BACKGROUND Sleep deprivation is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Cocoa flavonoids exert cardiovascular benefits and neuroprotection. Whether chocolate consumption may mitigate detrimental effects of sleep loss on cognitive performance and cardiovascular parameters has never been studied. AIM We investigated the effects of flavanol-rich chocolate consumption on cognitive skills and cardiovascular parameters after sleep deprivation. METHODS Thirty-two healthy participants underwent… CONTINUE READING
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