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NEW RESEARCH CONFIRMS LINK BETWEEN FLAVANOLS AND BLOOD PRESSURE

By Silvia / July 20, 2010

New research undertaken at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) seems to confirm that consuming high concentrations of flavanols – such as those found in cocoa – lowers blood pressure, improves the health of blood vessels and increases the number of angiogenic cells circulating in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The findings, published […]

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COFFEE CONSUMPTION LINKED TO BETTER HEART HEALTH

By Silvia / June 21, 2010

Drinking several cups of coffee or tea a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year study from The Netherlands has found, adding to a growing body of evidence suggesting health benefits from both beverages. According to the study, those who drank more than six cups of tea a day cut their risk of […]

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EATING CHOCOLATE COULD LOWER CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

By Silvia / June 7, 2010

A study carried out by Chinese researchers suggests that consuming chocolate could reduce cholesterol levels in some people. Dr Rutai Hui of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing found that chocolate could help people, but only those who already had risk factors for heart disease, and only when […]

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COFFEE DRINKERS LESS AFFECTED BY ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

By Silvia / February 22, 2010

Coffee drinkers are less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances, according to a report presented at the American Heart Association’s 50th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, California found that men and women who reported drinking four or more cups of […]

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HERSHEY ANALYSES HEALTHFUL COCOA COMPOUND

By Silvia / February 21, 2010

Two scientific publications recently reported on improved methods for determining the amount of flavanol, an antioxidant, in cocoa and chocolate. The research, sponsored by The Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition, was collaboration between scientists at The Hershey Company and other scientific laboratories. Scientists at Planta Analytica in Danbury, Connecticut isolated and separated cocoa flavanol […]

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