Studies related to Arterial Stiffness and Cocoa Extract

Effect Of Dark Chocolate On Arterial Function In Healthy Individuals

Effect None
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 17
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
In a single-blind study where flavanol rich dark chocolate (100 grams) was given acutely to otherwise healthy young subjects and then their arterial parameters measured, there appeared to be an increase in arterial function as assessed by aortic augmentation index (7.8% decrease) and increase in diameter (0.15-0.18mm increase) alongside a general increase in blood flow as assessed by flow mediated vasodilation (1.43% increase); however, these changes did not occur alongside changes in MDA or TAC in serum.

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