Studies related to C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and Cocoa Extract

Dark Chocolate Effect On Platelet Activity, C-reactive Protein And Lipid Profile: A Pilot Study

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 28
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Notes for this study:
700mg of cocoa flavonoids daily for one week in otherwise healthy subjects appeared to have mild beneficial effects on serum lipoproteins (LDL and HDL) but primarily reduced the aggregatory potential of platelets when they were stimulated outside the body.

High sensitivity C-reactive protein decreased, suggesting an antiinflammatory property; this effect was only noted in women. No placebo control was used in this study.

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