" 'in this sample of healthy adults, dark chocolate ingestion over a short period of time was shown to significantly improve (blood vessel) function,' said dr. valentine yanchou njike of yale prevention research center, a co-investigator of the study.
the results, presented at the annual american college of cardiology scientific meeting in new orleans, louisiana, add to mounting evidence of the health benefits of dark chocolate.
during the six-week trial, 45 people were given 8 ounces (227 grams) of cocoa without sugar, cocoa with sugar or a placebo each day."
while this new study seems to validate dr. hollenberg's recent research, i can't celebrate. i can't believe i'm reading this correctly.
8 oz. cocoa each day? that would be consuming nearly an entire box of droste, which clocks in at 8.8oz or 250g (and 856 calories from the unsweetened cocoa alone -- think about the milk and splenda)!
such a giant calorie load would be quite ironic from njike, whose other famous paper is on the problem of obesity!
i don't think it's possible to eat or drink an entire box of droste each day, even experimentally. that would be something like 25 cups of hot cocoa!
surely the article must mean people drank an 8oz cup of hot cocoa a day. . .
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