Study reveals cocoa powder reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness, only when levels of both are elevated.
Source: University of Surrey
Cocoa only reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness when elevated, a new study from the University of Surrey finds.
Cocoa flavanols have previously been found to lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness as much as some blood pressure medication. However, how effective flavanols are in everyday life in reducing blood pressure has remained unknown, as previous studies in this area have been performed in tightly controlled experimental settings.