Date: 7 months ago   Category: Society

Scientists: Dark chocolate reduces risk of heart attacks and strokes at men


At the regular use dark chocolate works as effective antioxidant: protects vessels from development of atherosclerosis, improves their flexibility and cleans walls of arteries from the sticking cholesterol plaques.

Scientific of Wageningen University and Institute of foodstuff in the Netherlands following the results of the experiment was concluded: dark chocolate considerably reduces risk of developing of heart attacks and strokes at men as protects organism vessels from a system disease - atherosclerosis. In scientific research recruited group of stout men aged from 45 up to 70 years - all of them were subject to high risk of developing of atherosclerosis. They were divided into two groups: participants of the first for 4 weeks daily used dark chocolate, volunteers from the second group included in a diet especially made chocolate with addition of antioxidant components from beans of cocoa and flavonol. The daily portion made 70 grams.

After all participants carefully surveyed and having compared results of analyses to initial indicators established that absolutely at all men the risk of appearance of atherosclerosis decreased and in general blood indicators improved. Scientists explained that dark chocolate increases flexibility of arterial and venous walls, cleans endoteliya from the sticking cholesteric plaques that sharply reduces risk of development of atherosclerosis - the terrible, incurable disease with the mysterious mechanism leads it to development of heart attacks and strokes.

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