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Effect of cocoa products on blood pressure: systematic review and meta-analysis.

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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...

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10.1038/ajh.2009.213

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Schmidt, J More by this author
Sonnabend, M More by this author
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Journal:
American journal of hypertension
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
97-103
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1941-7225
ISSN:
0895-7061
URN:
uuid:b3003021-6153-428d-8e50-8065f1aa80ae
Source identifiers:
297338
Local pid:
pubs:297338

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