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Cocoa shown to reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness in first real-life study
2nd Aug 2022 | Posted by Professor Christian Heiss

Cocoa shown to reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness in first real-life study

Cocoa flavanols have previously been found to lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness as much as some blood pressure medication. However, how effective flavanols are in everyday life in reducing blood pressure has remained unknown, as previous studies in this area have been performed in tightly controlled experimental settings.Surrey’s new research reduces concerns that cocoa as a treatment for raised blood pressure could pose health risks by decreasing blood pressure when it …