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Can dark chocolate help control blood pressure?
“Chocolate … could reduce blood pressure,” BBC News has reported. The report is based on a well conducted review that has pooled the results of trials investigating the effects of chemicals called flavanols. Flavanols are found in cocoa products, such as cocoa powder, dark chocolate and, to a lesser extent, milk chocolate. They are thought to widen blood vessels, causing a drop in blood pressure.
Full story: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/08august/Pages/Can-dark-chocolate-help-control-blood-pressure.aspx