Cocoa flavonoids are able to reduce cardiovascular risk by improving endothelial function and decreasing blood pressure (BP). Interest in the biological activities of cocoa is daily increasing. A recent meta-analysis shows flavanol-rich cocoa administration decreases mean systolic (-4.5mm Hg; p<0.001) and diastolic (-2.5mm Hg; p<0.001) BP. A 3-mm Hg systolic BP reduction has been estimated to decrease the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. This paper summarizes new findings concerning cocoa effects on cardiovascular health focusing on putative mechanisms of action and nutritional and "pharmacological" viewpoints. Cocoa consumption could play a pivotal role in human health

Blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. what about cocoa and chocolate / Grassi, D; Desideri, Giovambattista; Ferri, Claudio. - In: ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS. - ISSN 0003-9861. - 501:1(2010), pp. 112-115. [10.1016/j.abb.2010.05.020]

Blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. what about cocoa and chocolate

DESIDERI, GIOVAMBATTISTA;FERRI, CLAUDIO
2010

Abstract

Cocoa flavonoids are able to reduce cardiovascular risk by improving endothelial function and decreasing blood pressure (BP). Interest in the biological activities of cocoa is daily increasing. A recent meta-analysis shows flavanol-rich cocoa administration decreases mean systolic (-4.5mm Hg; p<0.001) and diastolic (-2.5mm Hg; p<0.001) BP. A 3-mm Hg systolic BP reduction has been estimated to decrease the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. This paper summarizes new findings concerning cocoa effects on cardiovascular health focusing on putative mechanisms of action and nutritional and "pharmacological" viewpoints. Cocoa consumption could play a pivotal role in human health
2010
flavonoids; cocoa; chocolate; hypertension; cardiovascular risk; cardiovascular prevention
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Blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. what about cocoa and chocolate / Grassi, D; Desideri, Giovambattista; Ferri, Claudio. - In: ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS. - ISSN 0003-9861. - 501:1(2010), pp. 112-115. [10.1016/j.abb.2010.05.020]
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