More evidence that dark chocolate can help blood pressure reduction
Some new studies have now shown that dark chocolatecan improve vascular health - because the cocoa flavenols in the chocolate help to make blood vessels more elastic, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce blood pressure.
One of the studies was published recently by Mars in the Journal of Nutrition. Their study shows that CocoaViabars (fortified brand of dark chocolate) not only reduce blood pressure, but also lowers total and LDL cholesterol levels. Not that Mars would promote a study that said their candy was bad for you...we understand this is marketing after all...but if we can eat some tasty chocolate and have it even marginally improve our health, we're all for it.
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Posted by Bob Wallace at April 25, 2008 11:26 PM