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Dark Chocolate Acutely Improves Walking Autonomy In Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 22
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 65+
Notes for this study:
Ingestion of 40g dark chocolate (85% cocoa by weight) in people with peripheral artery disease is able to increase maximal walking distance (11%) and time (15%) when measured two hours after consumption. This was accompanied by a decrease in isoprostanes and increase in biomarkers of nitric oxide metabolism.

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