Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fighting Coronary Artery Disease With Cocoa

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that cocoa flavonols could improve poor blood vessel function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Poor blood vessel function is recognized as an early stage in the development of CAD.
The researchers found that daily cocoa flavonal consumption more than doubled the number of specialized cells that repair blood vessels and maintain the vessels, which keeps the vessels healthy.
Increasing these cells decreases the risk of death from CAD with no side effects! So… dark chocolate cocoa, anyone?

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