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Methods: We searched Medline, Cochrane and international trial registries between 1955 and 2009 for randomised
Results: Fifteen trial arms of 13 assessed studies met the inclusion criteria. Pooled meta-analysis of all trials
Conclusion: Our meta-analysis suggests that dark chocolate is superior to placebo in reducing systolic
Dark chocolate and flavanol-rich cocoa products have attracted interest as an alternative treatment option for hypertension, a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Previous meta-analyses concluded that cocoa-rich foods may reduce blood pressure. Recently, several additional trials have been conducted with conflicting results. Our study summarises current evidence on the effect of flavanol-rich cocoa products on blood pressure in hypertensive and normotensive individuals.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 02:43:16 PM
I need to lower my blood pressure naturally. I'm up for
eating dark chocolate daily.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 05:43:13 PM
Thank you David et al.. I have been looking for a natural alternative to kidney wrecking BP meds for twenty years ... My parents are both on lose dose rat poison "W$&£%#€n" and bleed easily... It's encouraging to see a treatment protocol that doesn't make me wince like raw cacao.. Thank you