HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Flavanol-rich cocoa improves blood vessel function in aging baby boomer study participants

Hackettstown, NJ July 31, 2006 -- Flavanol-rich cocoa could offer powerful cardiovascular benefits for the nearly 78 million baby boomers in the United States today, suggests a new study published in the August issue of the Journal of Hypertension.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that drinking a standardized flavanol-rich cocoa beverage improved several measures of blood vessel function, especially among older study participants. Flavanols are the natural compounds in cocoa that are increasingly being linked to promising circulatory benefits including improved blood flow and a reduced tendency to form damaging clots.

In the current study, 15 healthy young adults under age 50, and 19 healthy adults over age 50 drank the specially-made flavanol rich cocoa beverage daily for four to six days. The researchers tracked changes in the function of their peripheral arteries using several measures, including peripheral arterial tonometry a standard method for evaluating the health of an individual's blood vessels. At the study's completion, significant improvements in vessel function following the consumption of flavanol rich cocoa were seen in both young and older adults. While aging has previously been shown to lead to a deterioration of blood vessel function, this study is the first to demonstrate that the consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa can improve this age-related loss of vessel function in older adults. In agreement with previous studies using this same cocoa, these improvements in both young and older adults appear to be linked to the ability of cocoa flavanols to influence the body's production of nitric oxide, a key regulator of blood vessel tone.

Compared to the younger subjects, the vessel responses of the older men and women were significantly more pronounced after drinking the flavanol-rich cocoa beverage -- suggesting that the consumption of this flavanol rich coco
'"/>

Contact: Lori Fromm
lfromm@webershandwick.com
312-988-2436
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
1-Aug-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New cocoa evidence on why plant foods are beneficial to cardiovascular health
2. U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood
3. When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
4. Sleep Slide-Rule improves childrens understanding of the importance of sleep
5. Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes
6. Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
7. Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study
8. New device for stroke patients improves walking
9. Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
10. Gel-based handrub improves hospital hygiene
11. Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students

Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 According to ... millions of people in the U.S. suffer from gastroesophageal ... Medications are commonly prescribed to control acid production, but ... procedures can overly correct the problem and lead to ... Opportunity, GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter does ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 The Conrad ... a total of $6.9 million, which will help ... Niger and Burkina Faso. , The programs cover three ... first will focus on fixing water points in disrepair, ... of local people to maintain water points and ensuring ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 A new ... showing promise in terms of extending life. Studies ... that this new dieting routine can help extend life ... production clearly has long term benefits, many suffering from ... a quicker substitute is necessary. As an alternative to ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Jose, California (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... as chemical preparations for enhancing the appearance of the ... using a wide variety of therapeutic agents to achieve ... lifestyle products in a society obsessed with physical beauty, ... reliant on the production and sales of cosmetics. Growth ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... The defibrillators report provides insights into the growth ... the global market is expected to grow at a ... by 2019. It expects the emerging markets to provide ... established players in the market. , According to the ... at the highest CAGR during the next five years. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New and Proven Acid Reflux Treatments Offer Relief to Millions of Americans 2Health News:New and Proven Acid Reflux Treatments Offer Relief to Millions of Americans 3Health News:Hilton Foundation Gives $6.9 Million to Sustainable Water Programs in West Africa 2Health News:Hilton Foundation Gives $6.9 Million to Sustainable Water Programs in West Africa 3Health News:Hilton Foundation Gives $6.9 Million to Sustainable Water Programs in West Africa 4Health News:Diet Doc Introduces New Alternative to the Feast and Famine Diet 2Health News:Diet Doc Introduces New Alternative to the Feast and Famine Diet 3Health News:Rising Demand for Anti-Aging & Skincare Cosmeceuticals to Drive the Global Cosmetic Chemicals Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:Rising Demand for Anti-Aging & Skincare Cosmeceuticals to Drive the Global Cosmetic Chemicals Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Health News:Rising Demand for Anti-Aging & Skincare Cosmeceuticals to Drive the Global Cosmetic Chemicals Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Health News:Defibrillators Market worth $12.9 Billion by 2019 with Rise in Aging Population - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Defibrillators Market worth $12.9 Billion by 2019 with Rise in Aging Population - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 TeraRecon, ( www.terarecon.com ), ... Unternehmen, baut seine Präsenz im EMEA-Markt mit ... of Sales und Stefan Phillips ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150303/179359LOGO ... den Verkauf und die Geschäftsentwicklung in Europa ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ... on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced ... 27 th Annual ROTH Conference, taking place March ...  Dr. Michael Berelowitz , Chairman of the ... overview on March 10, 2015.   ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today announced ... will present at the 2015 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference ... Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL. ... http://perrigo.investorroom.com/events-webcasts . From its beginnings as a packager ... in Ireland , has grown to become ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TeraRecon baut seine Präsenz in EMEA aus 2TeraRecon baut seine Präsenz in EMEA aus 3Oramed to Present at the ROTH Conference 2Oramed to Present at the ROTH Conference 3Perrigo Company To Present At The 2015 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference 2
Cached News: