Studies related to TNF-Alpha and Cocoa Extract

Cocoa Consumption For 2 Wk Enhances Insulin-mediated Vasodilatation Without Improving Blood Pressure Or Insulin Resistance In Essential Hypertension

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-2 Weeks
Number of Subjects 20
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 45-64
Body Types Obese
Notes for this study:
Twice daily consumption of a cocoa beverage containing 900mg polyphenols (174mg (-)-epicatechin) overall, for two weeks, failed to improve insulin sensitivity in hypertensives. While blood pressure and flow were also unaffected, there appeared to be an increase in insulin-mediated arterial diameter associated with cocoa.

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