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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-36395

Corti, R; Perdrix, J; Flammer, A J; Noll, G (2010). Chocolat noir ou chocolat blanc? Le cacao et la santé cardiovasculaire. Revue Médicale Suisse, 6(239):499-502.



Epidemiological data show that a regular dietary intake of plant-derived foods reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent research indeed demonstrates interesting data about cocoa consumption, with high concentrations of polyphenols, and beneficial effects on blood pressure, insulin resistance and platelet function. Although still debated, a range of potential mechanisms through which cocoa might exert their benefits on cardiovascular health have been suggested: activation of nitric oxide, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet effects, which might in turn improve endothelial function, lipid levels, blood pressure and insulin resistance. This article reviews available data about the effects of the consumption of cocoa and different types of chocolate on cardiovascular health, and outlines potential mechanisms involved on the basis of recent studies.



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Other titles:Dark or white chocolate? Cocoa and cardiovascular health
Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:07 Dec 2010 16:06
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:16
Publisher:Médecine et Hygiène
Official URL:http://rms.medhyg.ch/numero-239-page-499.htm
PubMed ID:20373696

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