Vitamins & Minerals

ISSN: 2376-1318

Open Access

Garnet Anderson

Department of Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

  • Mini Review   
    Effects of Cocoa Extract Supplementation on Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in Older Adults: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial
    Author(s): Garnet Anderson*

    Cocoa extract supplementation has gained attention in recent years for its potential health benefits, particularly in relation to cardiovascular disease. Cocoa, which is derived from the beans of the cacao tree, has been used for centuries in various forms for medicinal and culinary purposes. More recently, research has suggested that certain components of cocoa, such as flavanols and polyphenols, may have protective effects on the cardiovascular system. Studies have found that cocoa extract supplementation may help to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity, all of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. A recent randomized controlled trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the effects of cocoa extract supplementation on cardiovascular events and mortality in older adults... Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2376-1318.2023.12.238

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