A publication in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, is discussed on Whitecoatunderground.com
First, this is a small study, but it’s a randomized controlled trial. That’s a good thing. It looked at 22 heart transplant patients, assigned to receive two different kinds of chocolate, one with particular flavinoids, one without. Various parameters important to cardiac physiology were measured. A significant difference was found between the groups. Those receiving flavinol-rich chocolate had more beneficial effects on the heart as measured in this study.
Well if it is not an antidepressant it might be good for the heart, whatever reason be sure to have the dark chocolate, my favorite, what is yours?
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