Effects of sugar-sweetened and sugar-free cocoa on endothelial function in overweight adults

Valentine Yanchou Njike, Zubaida Faridi, Kerem Shuval, Suparna Dutta, Colin D Kay, Sheila G West, Penny M Kris-Etherton, David L Katz

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Studies of cocoa suggest an array of cardiovascular benefits; however, the effects of daily intake of sugar-free and sugar-sweetened cocoa beverages on endothelial function (EF) have yet to be established.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2011


  • Adult
  • Biological Markers
  • Brachial Artery
  • Cacao
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cholesterol
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Dietary Sucrose
  • Endothelium, Vascular
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Overweight
  • Placebos
  • Risk Factors
  • Vasodilation

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