Dark Chocolate Intake Buffers Stress Reactivity In Humans

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 31
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Acute ingestion of 50g dark chocolate (125mg (-)-epicatechin) two hours before a psychosocial test appears to attenuate the rise in salivary cortisol and adrenaline without any noticeable effect on noradrenaline or ACTH.

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