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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1505) Last page : ( 1507)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00293.6

Effect of Dark Chocolate in Regulating Blood Pressure-Systematic Review

Patturaja Kiruthika1,*, Gayathri R.2, Vishnupriya V.2

1IBDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, 162, P. H. Road, Chennai-600077

2Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, 162, P. H. Road, Chennai-600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kiruthika97@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

The aim of this review is to determine how dark chocolate regulates the blood pressure. To do a review on the effect of dark chocolate in regulating blood pressure. Blood pressure is an important risk factor contributing to various cardiovascular related disease. High content of plant derived Flavanols found in dark chocolate increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide which have been found to promote vasodilation and reduce blood pressure. To promote awareness among people those dark chocolates plays a major role in regulating blood pressure

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Keywords

Dark chocolate, blood pressure, cocoa, flavanols.

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