Regular consumption of a flavanol-rich chocolate can improve oxidant stress in young soccer players.

07 Mar 2005Fraga CG, Actis-Goretta L, Ottaviani JI, Carrasquedo F, Lotito SB, Lazarus S, Schmitz HH, Keen CL.

Chocolate consumption was associated with improvements in cardiovascular health and decrease in oxidant stress. The presence of significant quantities of flavanols in chocolate is likely to have been one of the contributing factors to these results.

Cohort Study
3 effects
14 days
28 subjects

Reported Outcomes

DeterminantsOutcomeDetails

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
-4.0%

Cacao Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Cacao
Nutrition

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Oxidative stress
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
-4.0%

Cacao Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Cacao
Nutrition

LDL Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of LDL
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
-15.0%