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Strong Scientific Support for Cocoa Compounds

(The People’s Pharmacy) Q. What's the story on chocolate? I have a friend who claims a recent study on chocolate and health benefits is biased because it was sponsored by a major chocolate corporation
A. We share your concern about objectivity. It is true that the Mars company has financed many rigorous studies on chocolate. But a lot of independently funded research has confirmed the benefits.
The cocoa flavanols that give chocolate its distinctive flavor also lower blood pressure, help blood vessels stay flexible and keep blood platelets from sticking together in clots… They also reduce insulin resistance.
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