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Effect of cocoa powder on the modulation of inflammatory biomarkers in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease


Effect of cocoa powder on the modulation of inflammatory biomarkers in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease

Am J Clin Nutr (September 23, 2009). doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.27716

Epidemiologic studies have suggested that flavonoid intake plays a critical role in the prevention of coronary heart disease. Because atherosclerosis is considered a low-grade inflammatory disease, some feeding trials have analyzed the effects of cocoa (an important source of flavonoids) on inflammatory biomarkers, but the results have been controversial.

Category: Heart & Cardiovascular
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2010 11:19:00 PM
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Synopsis: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that flavonoid intake plays a critical role in the prevention of coronary heart disease. Because atherosclerosis is considered a low-grade inflammatory disease, some feeding trials have analyzed the effects of cocoa (an important source of flavonoids) on inflammatory biomarkers, but the results have been controversial.