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Cocoa could bring sweet relief to walking pain for people with peripheral artery disease

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Cocoa could bring sweet relief to walking pain for people with peripheral artery disease

Cocoa could bring sweet relief to walking pain for people with peripheral artery disease  Newswise — DALLAS, February 14, 2020 -- Consumption of cocoa may improve walking performance for patients with peripheral artery disease, according to the results of a small, preliminary, phase II research trial published today in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation Research. In a small study of 44 peripheral artery disease patients over age 60, those who drank a beverage containing flavanol-rich cocoa three times a day for six months were able to walk up to 42.6 meters further in a 6-minute walking test, compared to...

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