Dark chocolate could help those with peripheral artery disease

Created: 07/03/2014 10:37 AM WHEC.com

Dark chocolate may be able to help patients who have peripheral artery disease.
Peripheral artery disease causes patients to have trouble walking and exercising because the blood flow to their limbs is impaired.
In a new study, researchers in Spain had 20 patients with this condition eat either dark or milk chocolate. They found those who had dark chocolate were able to walk eleven percent farther than those who had milk chocolate and experienced an increase in blood flow.
Experts say dark chocolate is stacked with polyphenols, which help the blood vessels to dilate.  

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