Flashback Friday: Dark Chocolate and Artery Function

What do studies not funded by the chocolate industry show about the effect of cocoa on arterial health?

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Since this video came out, I’ve made a few more videos on chocolate:
• Chocolate and Stroke Risk (
• Does Cocoa Powder Cause Acne? (
• Does Chocolate Cause Acne? (

What effects do other foods have on arterial function? See:
• Tea & Artery Function (
• Olive Oil & Artery Function (
• Sodium & Arterial Function: A-Salting our Endothelium (
• Vinegar & Artery Function (
• Plant-Based Diets & Artery Function (
• Fatty Meals May Impair Artery Function (
• Coffee and Artery Function (
• Walnuts and Artery Function (
• Dark Chocolate and Artery Function (
• Eggs and Arterial Function (
• Benefits of Blueberries for Artery Function (
• Low Carb Diets & Coronary Blood Flow (

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