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Eating Chocolate Improves Cardiovascular Health

Researchers at the University Hospital Düsseldorf have studied the effects that dietary cocoa flavanols (chocolate) can have on the blood vessels of healthy, low-risk individuals with no signs or symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Flavanol is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in various types of plants. Its antioxidant qualities can be...

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Flavanols Found in Chocolate May Help with Mild Memory Problems

As reported in Health Day News, a cocoa drink rich in flavanols — the same antioxidants found in chocolate — may help people with mild memory problems improve their brain function. Flavanols are found in tea, grapes, red wine, apples and especially in cocoa plants and are associated with a...

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