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Sun Apr 4 21:09:07 EDT 2010
Hello Jogi Sir,
Is This the right platform for your article on dark chocolate?
With best regards,
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> dark chocolate, according to the latest in a string of scientific studies
> to show potential health benefits of chocolate.
> German researchers studied more than 19,300 people over a decade and found
> those who ate the most chocolate - an average of 7.5 grams a day -- had
> lower blood pressure and a 39 percent lower risk of having a heart attack
> or stroke than those who ate the least amount of chocolate - an average of
> 1.7 grams a day.
> But, the difference between the two groups was just under six grams (6g)
> of chocolate a day, less than one small square of an average 100g bar,
> they wrote in a study in the European Heart Journal to be published on
> Brian Buijsse of the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Nuthetal, who
> led the study, said people should not use his work as an excuse to stuff
> themselves with chocolate.
> "Small amounts of chocolate may help to prevent heart disease, but only if
> it replaces other energy-dense food, such as snacks, in order to keep body
> weight stable," he said.
> Although they said more work needed to be done to be sure, the researchers
> think the flavanols in cocoa may be the reason why chocolate seems to be
> good for blood pressure and heart health -- and since there is more cocoa
> in dark chocolate, dark chocolate may have a greater effect.
> VEGETABLES, WINE AND COCOA
> Flavanols are a class of the antioxidant flavonoids that are found in many
> vegetables, cocoa and red wine.
> "Flavanols appear to be ... responsible for improving the bioavailability
> of nitric oxide from the cells that line the inner wall of blood vessels,"
> said Buijsse.
> Nitric oxide is a gas that, once released, causes the smooth muscle cells
> of the blood vessels to relax and widen, he said, adding that this may
> contribute to lower blood pressure.
> For their chocolate study, the researchers used data from participants of
> a larger study called European Prospective Investigation into Cancer
> They followed more than 19,300 over more than 10 years during which time
> their blood pressure, height and weight measurements as well as details of
> their diet, lifestyle and health were recorded.
> Buijsse said put in terms of absolute risk, the findings showed that if
> people in the group eating the least amount of chocolate increased their
> chocolate intake by six grams a day, 85 fewer heart attacks and strokes
> per 10,000 people could be expected to occur over a period of about 10
> Commenting on the study on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology,
> Frank Ruschitzka of Switzerland's University Hospital Zurich said basic
> science had now demonstrated "quite convincingly" that dark chocolate with
> a cocoa content of at least 70 percent reduces some kinds of stress and
> can improve blood flow and blood pressure.
> But he said: "Before you rush to add dark chocolate to your diet, be aware
> that 100 grams ... contains roughly 500 calories.
> "You may want to subtract an equivalent amount of calories by cutting back
> on other foods to avoid weight gain."
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