Studies related to Oxidation of LDL and Cocoa Extract

Dose-dependent Increases In Flow-mediated Dilation Following Acute Cocoa Ingestion In Healthy Older Adults

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 23
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 45-64, 65+
Body Types Overweight, Average
Notes for this study:
Ingestion of cocoa powder in addition to a drink (placebo or 2, 5, 13, or 26g of additional cocoa) was able to, over the course of two hours of measurement, increase blood flow as assessed by FMD without affecting nitroglycerin induced vasodilation or heart rate. Blood pressure appeared to be spiked by 2-3mmHg, although it was similar in placebo.

Some other parameters measured did not differ between groups.

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