Smoking is thought to cause blood clots and damage the endothelial, the layer of cells that line blood vessels.Go grab your dark chocs now!
The researchers found that dark chocolate "significantly improved flow-mediated dilation, a measure of the function of the endothelium, for eight hours".
Platelet activity, which is associated with blood clots, was reduced almost by half.
White chocolate had no effect on endothelial cells, platelets or antioxidant levels, the study found.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Good news for smokers. Researchers have discovered that dark chocolate helps prevent heart disease in smokers. From Channel NewsAsia:
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