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Papers referenced in the video: Chocolate consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a US population: a post hoc analysis of the PLCO cancer screening trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34329196/
Short-term administration of dark chocolate is followed by a significant increase in insulin sensitivity and a decrease in blood pressure in healthy persons https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15755830/
Other RCTs for the effect of chocolate on health: Sub-Chronic Consumption of Dark Chocolate Enhances Cognitive Function and Releases Nerve Growth Factors: A Parallel-Group Randomized Trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31744119/
Habitual cocoa intake reduces arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women regardless of intake frequency: a randomized parallel-group study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27881914/
High Flavonoid Cocoa Supplement Ameliorates Plasma Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Levels While Improving Mobility and Quality of Life in Older Subjects: A DoubleBlind Randomized Clinical Trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31056655/
Dietary epicatechin improves survival and delays skeletal muscle degeneration in aged mice https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30096038/
USDA flavonoid database https://www.ars.usda.gov/arsuserfiles/80400525/data/flav/flav_r03-1.pdf
I wonder if someone looked at how much of the reduction was due to the cocoa in chocolate.
I almost never eat chocolate but add cocoa powder to different foods, do i get the same benefits?
Some of that data is in the video…