• Cocoa may improve walking ability in patients with PAD

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Daily consumption of cocoa with epicatechin improved 6-minute walk distance, blood flow to the legs and skeletal muscle health in patients with peripheral artery disease, according to a study published in Circulation Research.
    In this phase 2 randomized clinical trial, patients with PAD who ingested a cocoa beverage containing 15 g cocoa and 75 mg epicatechin daily improved 6-minute walk distance at 6-month follow-up by 42.6 m at 2.5 hours after consuming a final portion at the end of the 6-month study, compared with participants who ingested a placebo beverage.
    “Patients with
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