Studies related to IL-1Ra and Cocoa Extract

Effects Of Dark Chocolate In A Population Of Normal Weight Obese Women: A Pilot Study

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 15
Sex Female
Age Range 30-44
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
In a case control (not placebo) study of overweight women given 100g of 70% cocoa chocolate for one week noted minor changes in waist circumference and improvements in HDL cholesterol, with a fairly large decrease in IL-1Ra (an IL-1 antagonist), but no other major changes.

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