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A chocolate pill? Scientists to test whether cocoa extract boosts health

from NPR

You've likely heard that dark chocolate is good for you. Last year, researchers linked a regular chocolate habit to a reduced risk of heart disease. And, as we've reported, compounds found in cocoa known as flavanols or polyphenols have been shown to improve vascular health by increasing blood flow. Researchers say some of these compounds can help the body form nitric oxide, a compound that causes blood vessels to dilate. more

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