Regular Consumption Of A Flavanol-rich Chocolate Can Improve Oxidant Stress In Young Soccer Players
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One week consumption of cocoa flavanols (168mg) via 105g chocolate in otherwise healthy young soccer players was able to improve oxidative status relative to a low flavanol control, but their performance (Assessed by self-report) did not appear to be significantly improved.
Despite the decrease in cholesterol, serum vitamin E was unchanged causing an increase in the vitamin E/cholesterol ratio. Other vitamin biomarkers such as beta-carotene, lycopene, and CoQ10 were unaffected.