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