Regular consumption of dark chocolate is associated with low serum concentrations of C-reactive protein in a healthy Italian population.

@article{Giuseppe2008RegularCO,
  title={Regular consumption of dark chocolate is associated with low serum concentrations of C-reactive protein in a healthy Italian population.},
  author={Romina di Giuseppe and Augusto F Di Castelnuovo and Floriana Centritto and Francesco Zito and Amalia de Curtis and Simona Costanzo and Branislav Vohnout and Sabina Sieri and Vittorio Krogh and Maria Benedetta Donati and Giovanni de Gaetano and Licia Iacoviello},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={138 10},
  pages={
          1939-45
        }
}
Dark chocolate contains high concentrations of flavonoids and may have antiinflammatory properties. We evaluated the association of dark chocolate intake with serum C-reactive protein (CRP). The Moli-sani Project is an ongoing cohort study of men and women aged >/=35 y randomly recruited from the general population. By July 2007, 10,994 subjects had been enrolled. Of 4849 subjects apparently free of any chronic disease, 1317 subjects who declared having eaten any chocolate during the past year… CONTINUE READING
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