Cocoa reduces blood pressure and arteriosclerosis .. in only one case!

2 August, 2022
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Cocoa reduces blood pressure and arteriosclerosis .. in only one case!

A new study from the British University of Surrey found that cocoa only reduces blood pressure and arteriosclerosis when it is high, according to Neuroscience News.

Cocoa powder has previously been found to contain flavanols, which help lower blood pressure and atherosclerosis, like some blood pressure medications. However, the effectiveness of flavanols in lowering blood pressure in everyday life is still unknown, especially since previous studies conducted in this area were in tightly controlled experimental conditions.

New Surrey University research reduces concerns that cocoa as a treatment for high blood pressure could pose health risks by lowering blood pressure when it's not high, paving the way for its potential use in clinical testing.

In the first study of its kind, researchers set out to investigate the use of flavanols, a compound found in cocoa, to lower blood pressure and atherosclerosis in individuals outside of clinical settings.


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