Re: Cocoa and chocolate for prevention of cardiovascular diseases?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Matti Narkia, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Matti Narkia

    Matti Narkia Guest

    Sun, 16 Nov 2003 15:47:03 +0200 in article
    <[email protected]> Matti Narkia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The article
    >
    >Hot Cocoa Tops Red Wine And Tea In Antioxidants; May Be Healthier Choice
    >http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/11/031106051159.htm
    >
    >comments a study which found that antioxidant concentration of hot cocoa was
    >2 times stronger than red wine, 2-3 times stronger than green tea, and 4-5
    >times stronger than that of black tea. The are a number of other studies
    >which have found the cocoa and chocolate polyphenols are powerful
    >antioxidants and inhibit LDL oxidation. Other studies have shown that cocoa
    >and chocolate polyphenols have aspirin-like effects: they inhibit platelet
    >activation and function.
    >

    Check out also this article:

    Beneficial Effect of Dark Chocolate in Older Hypertensive Patients
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/461364_6

    Reference:

    Taubert D, Berkels R, Roesen R, Klaus W.
    Chocolate and blood pressure in elderly individuals with isolated systolic
    hypertension.
    JAMA. 2003 Aug 27;290(8):1029-30
     
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  2. Matti Narkia

    Matti Narkia Guest

    Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:39:21 +0200 in article
    <[email protected]> Matti Narkia
    <mn[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sun, 16 Nov 2003 15:47:03 +0200 in article
    ><[email protected]> Matti Narkia
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The article
    >>
    >>Hot Cocoa Tops Red Wine And Tea In Antioxidants; May Be Healthier Choice
    >>http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/11/031106051159.htm
    >>
    >>comments a study which found that antioxidant concentration of hot cocoa was
    >>2 times stronger than red wine, 2-3 times stronger than green tea, and 4-5
    >>times stronger than that of black tea. The are a number of other studies
    >>which have found the cocoa and chocolate polyphenols are powerful
    >>antioxidants and inhibit LDL oxidation. Other studies have shown that cocoa
    >>and chocolate polyphenols have aspirin-like effects: they inhibit platelet
    >>activation and function.
    >>

    >Check out also this article:
    >
    >Beneficial Effect of Dark Chocolate in Older Hypertensive Patients
    >http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/461364_6
    >
    >Reference:
    >
    >Taubert D, Berkels R, Roesen R, Klaus W.
    >Chocolate and blood pressure in elderly individuals with isolated systolic
    >hypertension.
    >JAMA. 2003 Aug 27;290(8):1029-30


    Mayo Clinic seems to like chocolate, too:

    Chocolate: To your health!
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?objectid=35C96937-CF93-41A8-B19867BC25018895
     
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