Short-term administration of dark chocolate is followed by a significant increase in insulin sensitivity and a decrease in blood pressure in healthy persons.

14 Mar 2005Grassi D, Lippi C, Necozione S, Desideri G, Ferri C.

Dark, but not white, chocolate decreases blood pressure and improves insulin sensitivity in healthy persons.

Cohort Study
3 effects
7 days
15 subjects

Reported Outcomes

DeterminantsOutcomeDetails

Cacao Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Cacao
Nutrition

Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Insulin Resistance
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
-82.0%

Cacao Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Cacao
Nutrition

Hyperinsulinemia Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Hyperinsulinemia
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
-11.7%

Cacao Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Cacao
Nutrition

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Blood Pressure - Hype...
Cardiovascular system

Moderate evidence
-6.0%