Studies related to Kidney Oxygenation and Cocoa Extract

Effect Of Dark Chocolate On Renal Tissue Oxygenation As Measured By BOLD-MRI In Healthy Volunteers

Effect Increase
Trial Design Non-randomized controlled trial
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 10
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 30-44
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
In otherwise healthy adult subjects given a single dose of either 1g/kg dark chocolate (70% cocoa) or white chocolate and then assessed via BOLD-MRI, it appeared that dark chocolate increased oxygenation of the kidneys relative to white chocolate control; the increase in oxygenation correlating with serum epicatechin.