Chocolate's Effect on the Cerebral Vasculature
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01507259|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2012
The popularity of chocolate can largely be attributed to its mood elevating properties, research shows that it contains antioxidants that also provide physical health benefits. Dark chocolate, in particular, contains high levels of an antioxidant called epicatechin, which is known to cause changes in blood vessels by relaxing them and increasing blood flow.
Little is know about the immediate effects of chocolate consumption, or the differences between milk and dark chocolate with regards to these effects. The project will investigate the effect of a single bar of dark or milk chocolate upon blood flow to the brain, using simple ultrasound tests.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Cerebral Vasculature||Other: cocoa|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Official Title:||A Randomised Trial of Effect of Chocolate Upon Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Healthy Adult Volunteers|
|Study Start Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2012|
100 g containing 70% or 34% cocoa
70% versus 34%
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01507259
|Glasgow, United Kingdom, G11 6NT|