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  • Grassi, D., Necozione, S., Lippi, C., Croce, G., Valeri, L., Pasqualetti, P., Desideri, G., Blumberg, J.B., Ferri, C. Cocoa Reduces Blood Pressure and Insulin Resistance and Improves Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation in Hypertensives. Hypertension, vol. 46, p., 398-405, 2005.

  • Cordero-Herrera, I., Martín, M.A., Bravo, L., Goya, L., Ramos, S. Cocoa flavonoids improve insulin signalling and modulate glucose production via AKT and AMPK in HepG2 cells. Mol. Nutr. Food Res., doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200500, 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

  • Nehlig, A. The neuroprotective effects of cocoa flavanols and its influence on cognitive performance. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol. 75, p. 716 – 727, 2013.

  • Nogueira, L.D.P., Knibel, M.P., Torres, M.R.S.G., Nogueira Neto, J.F., Sanjuliani, A.F. Consumption of high-polyphenol dark chocolate improves endothelial function in individuals with stage 1 hypertension and excess body weight. International Journal of Hypertension, 2012, art. no. 147321, 9 p.

  • Locatelli, M., Travaglia, F., Giovannelli, L., Coïsson, J.D., Bordiga, M., Pattarino, F., Arlorio, M. Clovamide and phenolics from cocoa beans (Theobroma cacao L.) inhibit lipid peroxidation in liposomal systems. Food Research International, 50 (1), pp. 129-134. Article in Press.

  • Khan, N., Monagas, M., Andres-Lacueva, C., Casas, R., Urpí-Sardà, M., Lamuela-Raventós, R.M., Estruch, R. Regular consumption of cocoa powder with milk increases HDL cholesterol and reduces oxidized LDL levels in subjects at high-risk of cardiovascular disease. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 22 (12), pp. 1046-1053, 2012.

  • Kay, C.D., Hooper, L., Kroon, P.A., Rimm, E.B., Cassidy, A. Relative impact of flavonoid composition, dose and structure on vascular function: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials of flavonoid-rich food products. Molecular Nutrition Food Research, doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200363, 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

  • Flammer, A.J., Sudano, I., Wolfrum, M., Thomas, R., Enseleit, F., Périat, D., Kaiser, P., Hirt, A., Hermann, M., Serafini, M., Lévêques, A., Lüscher, T.F., Ruschitzka, F., Noll, G., Corti, R. Cardiovascular effects of flavanol-rich chocolate in patients with heart failure. European Heart Journal, vol. 33 (17), p. 2172-2180, 2012.

  • El-Ghany, A., Rasha, M.A., Nagib, M., Hagar, M.E.S. Hypolipidemic effect of caffeine beverages in fatty liver injured rats. Journal Applied Sciences Research, vol. 8 (3), p. 1502-1509, 2012.

  • Durkin, K., Kirsty Rae, K., Stritzke, W.G.K. The effect of images of thin and overweight body shapes on women’s ambivalence towards chocolate. Appetite, vol. 58, p. 222-226, 2012.

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