Hypertension: Cocoa flavanols may be able to reduce blood pressure

  • Cardiovascular health is essential to overall well-being and health.
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure need to be promptly addressed to reduce the risk of further complications. People can also make lifestyle choices that might help prevent blood pressure from rising above healthy levels.
  • A recent real-life study demonstrated that cocoa flavanols may reduce arterial stiffness and lower blood pressure in healthy adults, but only when blood pressure is high.

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Written by Jessica Norris on August 2, 2022

Fact checked by Hannah Flynn

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