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Potential complementarity of high-flavanol cocoa powder and spirulina for health protection

Medical Hypotheses

Feb 1, 2010

Mark Frederick McCartyFrancisco Contreras

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Recent studies show that ingestion of flavanol-rich cocoa powder provokes increased endothelial production of nitric oxide - an effect likely mediated by epicatchin - and thus may have considerable potential for promoting vascular health. The Kuna Indians of Panama, who regularly consum...read more

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Oral Cavity
Blood Supply Aspects
Oxidative Stress
Brain Hypoxia
Blood Pressure
Peroxynitrite
Ingestion
Plant Extracts
Flavanol
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Potential complementarity of high-flavanol cocoa powder and spirulina for health protection

Medical Hypotheses

Feb 1, 2010

Mark Frederick McCartyFrancisco Contreras

PMID: 19577379

DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2008.09.060

Abstract

Recent studies show that ingestion of flavanol-rich cocoa powder provokes increased endothelial production of nitric oxide - an effect likely mediated by epicatchin - and thus may have considerable potential for promoting vascular health. The Kuna Indians of Panama, who regularly consum...read more

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Oral Cavity
Blood Supply Aspects
Oxidative Stress
Brain Hypoxia
Blood Pressure

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