BACKGROUND: Cocoa products such as dark chocolate and cocoa beverages may have blood pressure (BP)-lowering properties due to their high content of plant-derived flavanols. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials assessing the antihypertensive effects of flavanol-rich cocoa products. The primary outcome measure was the change in systolic and diastolic BP between intervention and control groups. RESULTS: In total, 10 randomized controlled trials comprising 297 in...Expand abstract
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Effect of cocoa products on blood pressure: systematic review and meta-analysis.
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