Vascular and Platelet Effects of Cocoa

  • Isabella Sudano
  • Andreas J. Flammer
  • Georg Noll
  • Roberto Corti


Epidemiological studies demonstrate that regular dietary intake of plant-derived foods and beverages reduces the risk of coronary heart disease [1–4] and stroke [5], and is inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease in general [2], [4].


Nitric Oxide Endothelial Function Dark Chocolate Human Coronary Artery Endothelial Cell Cocoa Flavanol 



Work of the authors was partly supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant Nr. 32000BO-109905/1 to R.C.). The authors received an unrestricted research grant by Nestlé.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabella Sudano
  • Andreas J. Flammer
  • Georg Noll
  • Roberto Corti
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Center, CardiologyUniversity Hospital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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